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Durham Police Say Girl Named in Amber Alert Found

Posted March 9, 2007
Updated March 10, 2007

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— Durham police posted an Amber Alert for a girl who reportedly had been kidnapped at gunpoint from her school bus stop, then announced  the girl had been located.

Police said only that  Natalie Sanchez Fernandeza, 15, had been found shortly after 9:30 p.m. The state Department of Crime Control and Public Safety said the girl was "safely recovered."

"Durham Police worked relentlessly following leads and located Ms. Natalie Sanchez Fernandez. Because of the sensitivity of this investigation, no additional information will be released at this time," an announcement said.

Witnesses had told police she had been abducted by two men shortly after 3 p.m. near the Duke Manor apartments where her family lives.

Police had been looking for a white Honda Civic.

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  • Brain-Dead Religious Freak Mar 10, 2007

    Praise God for returning the little girl! I was not aware of this incident, else I would have prayed for her. But God saved her without even my praying . . . He is truly a wonderful God! And thank you God for the brave Durham police officers! I will pray for them. Please God protect all police officers as they protect us from those who would attempt to to EVIL in thine kingdom! Amen!

  • jon2four Mar 10, 2007

    you can tell a consevertive any way you hear or read them. Fellows, this was about a kidnaping not a Duke Lacross party.We know it's hard for you to tell the difference between the two.

  • headlong Mar 10, 2007

    I agree Ladybug there must be more...

    I am glad she is found safe and sound!!! WTG to her schoolmates for being aware enough to give details too!!!

  • Ladybug Mar 10, 2007

    Sounds a little suspicious! There's got to be more to the story!

    A lot of you really get off the subject - bringing in the LaCrosse incident and someone talking about something in Calif.

  • needmocash Mar 10, 2007

    I think if you spoke to the Calif police and inparticular those who were at the grand jury hearing they will tell you there is no case and they are surprised the grand jury saw fit to press further with the case.(OJ)

  • Nana Mar 10, 2007

    May God forgive all of you that find it necessary to belittle a situation like this. Duke LaCrosse had NOTHING to do with this and I am embrassed to live in the same state with you.

  • St Ives Mar 10, 2007

    I think if you spoke to the Durham police and inparticular those who were at the grand jury hearing they will tell you there is no case and they are surprised the grand jury saw fit to press further with the case.(Duke Lacross)

  • North Carolina Native Mar 10, 2007

    i agree tarheel born...

  • Durham-Raleigh Mar 10, 2007

    I am glad she was found safe. I'm also disappointed that folks would find it necessary to make jokes and wisecracks on this thread.

  • Scarecrow Cow Mar 9, 2007

    Thank God she was found and is safe! The Durham Police did an excellent job locating her and I hope they work just as hard to find out who did this to her.

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