Florida Highway Patrol Troopers Rescue Abducted 3-Year-Old GirlMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Feb 12 2020 1:50 PM
APOPKA, Florida -- The 3-year-old girl who was abducted outside her Apopka home early Monday was found safe about five hours later on Interstate 10 in the Florida Panhandle, authorities said.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Jessie Sunday spotted a black Honda Accord traveling westbound on I-10 in Leon County that matched the AMBER alert for Madeline Mejia and pulled it over with assistance from three other troopers, FHP spokeswoman Lt. Kim Montes said. She said two suspects were taken into custody and Madeline was found unharmed.
Madeline was reunited with her father Monday afternoon, Apopka Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Walsh said.
APD is actively investigating the incident, Walsh said.
The suspects were not identified. Authorities have not revealed a motive for the kidnapping or said whether her abductors had any prior connection to the girl or her family.