Kidnapped teen describes her terrifying abduction
Henderson, NV (KTNV)- The teenager abducted from her own Henderson home speaks out about the terrifying ordeal. Held captive for nearly 24 hours the teen is now home safe with her family. Melissa Duran calls her abduction the longest day of her life, Video by ktnv.comvideo
Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- The teenager abducted from her own Henderson home is speaking out about the terrifying ordeal.
Held captive for nearly 24 hours, the teen is now home safe with her family. Melissa Duran calls her abduction the longest day of her life, but says she kept calm thanks to prayers and the faith that someone would come to rescue her.
Reunited with family, Melissa is in a totally different place than she was two days ago. As she was about to head to school the Green Valley High student answered the door to a man she thought was one of her father's landscaping employees.
"I opened the door and he kind of just stood there and walked forward and threw sand in my eyes. So that totally just blinded me," she says.
All it took was seconds for the man to grab her and despite her fighting back, throw her into a red car with what she says were two other men.
"I was blindfolded and I was tied up," says Melissa.
Taken to an unknown location, Melissa remembers the threats she got from her kidnappers.
"If you're dad tries to do anything funny or call the cops, then we're going to kill you or we're going to kill your family," she recalls.
Left alone in a room, Melissa heard something that brought hope in her dismal situation.
"During the middle of the day he had put the TV on for me and I heard the Amber Alert. I was like, wow, they're lying then, because then they would have known that the cops were already there."
Almost 24 hours later the tied-up teen heard salvation.
"I heard the cops they were yelling, like, get down! Get out of the house! And that's when they put the speaker on. They were like Henderson Police. We know you're in there. We have a warrant!"
A short time later she was discovered by police and delivered back in the arms of her family. And then she realized how many people were involved in bringing her back home safely.
"People that don't even know me that I don't even know are tweeting about me, praying about me hoping that I was OK. I'd like to say thank you to all those people," she says.
Melissa plans on returning to normal life as soon as possible. Family says that despite police arresting two suspects there could be another in the near future.