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Update: Teen abducted from home found alive

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ELLENWOOD, Ga. (AP) - A police chief says a 14-year-old girl has been found alive, more than a day after she was abducted from her family's Georgia home during a robbery.

Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter says Ayvani Hope Perez has been found safe in Conyers, outside Atlanta, and reunited with her family. He also says two suspects are in custody.

Federal, state and local officials had been searching around the clock for Perez. She was taken from her home around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday by two men who had demanded money and jewelry. The burglars also shot and killed the family's dog.

Police say the girl's mother tried to hide the teen and her 15-year-old brother, but the armed men found them in the house.

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JONESBORO, Ga. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Authorities in the Atlanta area say that in an apparent random home invasion, robbers broke in, demanded money and jewelry and when they were told there was none, abducted a 14-year-old girl and killed the family dog.

Police continued searching for Ayvani Hope Perez on Wednesday, a day after her abduction.

The FBI and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are assisting Clayton County police in the massive search for the teen. Police were stopping cars Tuesday and checking them during the search.

Clayton County police Officer Phong Nguyen says two men pried open a back door of the home in the Ellenwood area around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, demanding the items.

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