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Mother May Be Connected To Man Implicated In Atlanta Area Teen's Kidnapping

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Family and friends celebrated the news that 14-year-old Ayvani Perez was safely returned to her Atlanta-area home.

"We're just happy and glad that she's home and God answered our prayers and she is fine," says neighbor Chanell Clayburn.

But, with Ayvani's homecoming, there seems to be as many questions as answers.

Early Tuesday morning, two armed men reportedly broke into Ayvani's home, demanding money and jewelry and they kidnapped the girl, still wearing her pajamas. And, now authorities have aprehended two men: Widrego Jackson and Juan Alberto Contreras-Rodriguez, but neither of those men fit the description of the two men who kidnapped ayvani at gunpoint.

"We believe those two suspects in the drawings are still at large," says FBI Special Agent Rick Maxwell.

And, in another strange twist, Contreras-Rodriguez, one of the suspects in police custody, may have a prior relationship with Ayvani's mother. According to court documents, both were arrested on drug smuggling charges last year and those charges were later dropped.

"We're still wrapping up this investigation. We're still in the preliminary stages," says Clayton County Police Department Chief Greg Porter.

And, while many questions about Ayvani's kidnapping are still being investigated, the most important one has been answered. "I think what is important at this point is that she is safe," Chief Porter says.

Investigators aren't saying how they found Ayvani 26 miles from her home, nearly 30 hours after her abduction. But, they do say, she's in good health.

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