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Posted: September 18, 2013 2:19 p.m.

14-year-old abducted girl found in Conyers

UPDATE: The mother of Ayvani Perez, the 14-year-old girl abducted in an armed home invasion robbery in  Clayton County, was reportedly arrested along with one of the suspects being investigated.

Perez's mother, Maria Magdalena Corral, 39, was arrested along with Juan Alberto Contreras-Rodriguez, 40, in February 2012 during a police raid on a McCullough Road home in Stockbridge in Henry County, according to Channel 11. The raid reportedly uncovered a forklift and 150-200 pounds of marijuana along with Corral and four other men. The charges against Corral and the other suspects were reportedly dismissed.

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The 14-year-old girl abducted in a home invasion robbery from Clayton County was reportedly found alive in Conyers today, and two men are in custody, but it's unclear if they're the kidnappers.

Ayvani Perez was taken from her home early Tuesday after police said robbers broke in, demanded money and jewelry and were told there was none, but authorities found Perez in a residential area in Conyers and have reunited her with her family.

Clayton County Police Department Lt. Marc Richards told The News, "She was recovered by law enforcement approximately at noon today. She appeared to be in good condition, considering the traumatic experience she just endured. She is with her family. She is presently receiving medical attention to ensure that she is okay.

"She was recovered at a location in Conyers. It was in a residential area." The recovery went "without incident." He declined to give the address but said it was a residential area. "The investigation is still active."

Richards said there were two suspects in custody being held on federal charges of conspiracy to kidnap and immigration related charges; however, in a press conference, Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter said the two men in the sketches circulated were not the ones arrested.

Wildrego Jackson, 29, of Atlanta, and Carlos Alberto Juan Rodriguez, 40, a Mexican national are in custody, but are not charged directly in the kidnapping, Porter said. No details were released in their connection to the crime.

FBI Special Agent Rick Maxwell said the investigation is still active, and there are still potential suspects involved.

The two men who committed the kidnapping were originally described as wearing black clothing and armed with handguns; they pried open a back door of the home in the Ellenwood area around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, demanding the items, authorities said.

The family had moved in about a month ago and apparently didn't know the suspects, authorities said.

Ayvani's mother had her daughter and her 15-year-old son hiding inside the home, but the intruders were able to find them, police said in a statement. The men abducted Ayvani with no explanation, police said.

The crime happened on a cul-de-sac in Ellenwood, a small community about 10 miles southeast of Atlanta, police said. The subdivision of two-story homes is on the northern edge of Clayton County, just south of the DeKalb County line.

Agencies involved included federal authorities, ICE teams, Marshal's service, Atlanta Police Department, the US Attorney's Office and the Clayton County District Attorney's Office. 

"It was a collaborative effort within the law enforcement community with state local and federal authorities," said Richards.

"Everybody is breathing a sigh of relief that she's been returned and seemingly in fair condition."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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