Kidnapped girl found after four years

An American girl who was abducted in 1999 when she was 11 was heading home today after contacting US authorities in Mexico.

Authorities in Hoke County, North Carolina, said Dana Pevia now has two children of her own – a three-year-old daughter and a three-month-old son.

Dana went to the US Consulate General’s office in Guadalajara, Mexico, last week.

“I always felt like she would come back if she could,” said her grandmother, Oneda Pevia, in Raeford, North Carolina.

Warrants have been issued charging Hector Majarro Frausto, 22, with kidnap and rape. Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said Frausto was the Pevias’ neighbour when Dana disappeared.

Neither the family nor investigators know details of Dana’s life in Mexico. Peterkin said Dana had been living about two hours away from Guadalajara.

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