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13-year-old Kidnapped AMBER Alert Girl Escapes Captor, Found Wandering Alone Barefoot in a Different State: Report

A teen girl kidnapped from her Pennsylvania home was found in New York Thursday, wandering around with no shoes after she managed to escape from her abductor.

An AMBER Alert issued for the 13-year-old indicated that the abductor was a male who took the teen from her residence off of Schuylkill Avenue in Reading. Police said the suspect fled in a silver Chevrolet Traverse. The car had an unknown Pennsylvania license tag.

Around 15 hours after she was reported missing, NYPD officers from the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn received a call from someone who the child approached and asked for help. The caller said the girl said she had been kidnapped.

“It was just some investigative leads that we developed, that we were following, that got us to that location,” said Reading Police Chief Richard Tornielli during a press release, ABC 6 reports.

The Berks County District Attorney’s Office announced that the suspect has been identified as Duane Taylor. Investigators watched the crime unfold via security footage that captured the incident.

“At 2 a.m. a male with his upper body and face covered in sheet entered the residence and walked up to the second floor. A short time later he was observed walking behind the victim and escorting her outside,” Reading police chief, Richard Tornielli, said.

It’s unclear if the victim had any injuries. Taylor was arrested and is waiting for extradition from New York to Pennsylvania.

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