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Robeson County Kidnapping Investigation Continues

Posted April 22, 2004

— The search for three suspects in Tuesday's kidnapping of a Robeson County girl continued Thursday.

Investigators said they were getting a lot of tips about who took 3-year old Jai-Mya Glover. Once they make arrests, they hope to determine why the kidnappers targeted Jai-Mya and her family.

"I want to know why my home, my family, my little girl," said Wanda Lee, Jai-Mya's mother.

Jai-Mya was returned home safely by law-enforcement personnel about 20 hours after she was taken. She was located and rescued in Cumberland County, where one suspect was taken into custody.

Jai-Mya's father, Daryl Glover, has a criminal record, including arrests for drugs and first-degree murder. Investigators said they were considering whether Glover knew the suspects or had any dealings with them.

"We're not eliminating any possibility of this relationship between the suspects and Mr. Glover," SBI Special Agent Jay Tilley said.

Lee said she does not know if someone had it out for Jai-Mya's father.

"You never can rule out anything in a situation like that," Lee said. "I guess people feel the same -- my family, his family. But I don't know."

Lee said she was relieved her family was accounted for and that her daughter was back where she belonged.

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