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Amber Alert Issued For Arkansas Teen After Mother Gets Ransom Demand

Hot Springs, AR – Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a 17-year-old Hot Springs girl who may have been kidnapped as she was leaving work on Monday night.

Police said 17-year-old Trynytee Case and a co-worker left work at Pour Some Sugar on Me bakery at about 9 p.m. on April 18, KHBS reported.

The girls encountered a woman standing near a parked car who claimed she was lost.

The woman said her parents were staying in a condo in Hot Springs and asked to use Case’s phone to find her GPS coordinates, KHBS reported.

The stranger asked Case to walk closer to her car to get the GPS location, the co-worker told police.

Case’s co-worker told police that she walked to a nearby parking garage to retrieve her own vehicle and returned to where she had left the women, but both were gone, KHBS reported.

The co-worker said she called Case’s cell phone but didn’t get any answer, so she called her friend’s mom to see if she had heard from her daughter.

Case’s mother called her daughter multiple times and finally her daughter answered, KHBS reported.

She told police that Case told her “everything is fine,” but then a stranger took the phone away from her daughter.

The mother said a male voice came on the phone and demanded $10,000, KHBS reported.

Police said that the man told Case’s mother that if she didn’t pay the ransom, they would kill her daughter and cut her up into pieces.

Then the phone went dead, KAIT reported.

According to the authorities, Case’s phone last pinged off a tower as it was heading south on U.S. Highway 7, south of Hot Springs, KHBS reported.

Hot Spring police requested an Amber Alert be activated for Case.

Authorities said the missing 17 year old is 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs about 115 lbs. She has light brown hair and hazel eyes.

Police said she was last seen wearing a blue Pour Some Sugar on Me hoodie with leggings and white tennis shoes, KAIT reported.

UPDATE: WHBQ reported just after 4:30 p.m. on April 19 that the missing girl had been found.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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