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Abducted Henderson teen found unharmed, suspects arrested

Matt Mayhood

Abducted Henderson teen found unharmed, suspects arrested

CREATED Sep. 1, 2012

Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- Henderson Police have located 17-year-old Melissa Duran, who was reportedly abducted from her home Friday morning.

Henderson Police worked with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police to serve a search warrant at an apartment on Flower Avenue near Eastern and Stewart Avenues, just before 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police entered one apartment and found one suspect; they entered a second apartment and located Duran blindfolded but unharmed. Upon entering a third apartment, they found the second suspect.

Henderson Police arrested 30-year-old Cesar Sanchez and booked him in Henderson Jail just before 6:30 a.m. The second suspect, 25-year-old Alejandro Manuel Sanchez-Sanchez, was booked just before 6 a.m. Both are being charged with kidnapping, extortion, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and conspiracy to commit extortion. Both men are being held without bail.

Police are still investigating a lead that the two men were connected to Duran's father's landscaping business.

“We are thankful that the quick and effective actions of the Henderson Police Department were able to reunite Melissa safely with her family,” Police Chief Patrick Moers said. “I would also like to praise the strength of the Duran family for assisting us throughout this horrible event.”

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