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Amber Alert Issued for 17-Year-Old William Alexander Benitez – Abducted at Knifepoint

Posted by KindraLore on June 20, 2008

Update 6/23/08 4:28PM

Great news! (three for three on the missing I have featured today! WooHoo!)

William Benitez has been found safe in Galveston, Tx. Police are still searching for his alledged abductor, Antonio Granado.

See complete news story Here.


Original Blog

On Wednesday, June 18th at approximately 1:09AM, Rockingham County deputies were called out to a home on Stephanie Lane in Madison, NC.

According to reports, several people forced their way into the residence through a backdoor including a female, beat the family and took 17-year-old William Alexander Benitez by knifepoint, leaving in a 1993 black Honda Civic. William Benitez has not been seen since.

William Alexander Benitez

 William Alexander Benitez

Later the same day the Civic was involved in a head on collision in which the driver of the Civic got out and left the scene.

Investigators found a suitcase full of clothing, pictures and pay stubs in the vehicle. They have since tied those as well as the tag on the car to 18-year-old Antonio Granado. Authorities have since spread the search area from North Carolina to Texas where police believe the abductors are headed and where Granado is from.

Wanted - Antonio Granado

Wanted: Antonio Dejesus Granado

It seems this home invasion and abduction of a 17-year-old teen, may be part of a string of home invasions that have occurred within a span of three days.

On Thursday after the abduction of Benitez, two men stormed through another home, beating and pistol whipping its occupants.

There has been an Amber Alert issued for William Alexander Benitez who stands 5 ft 7in tall and weighs 162lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a blue-striped shirt and jeans.

His alleged abductor, Antonio Dejesus Granado is 18-years-old, Hispanic and is 5ft 6in tall with brown hair and brown eyes, weighing 138lbs.

There has been an arrest warrant issued for Granado, charging him with kidnapping and burglary.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Dana Taylor of the Rockingham Country Sheriff’s Office at 634-3238 or Crime Stoppers at 349-9683.

Related Links and Articles:

 Deputies say 17-year-old kidnapped; Amber Alert issued
Amber Alert remains in effect for abducted teen


6 Responses to “Amber Alert Issued for 17-Year-Old William Alexander Benitez – Abducted at Knifepoint”

  1. vilma said

    hey i just wanted to say sorry for what happened and this will not stayu like this no child or young adult should ever have to suffer of kidnapping,staying tromitizeed or any other of these thing i just wanted to let you know that i a m also here to help you out


  2. jerlisa said

    mii sorry what happen to you

  3. Flefeappy said

    The response level to national disaster is noble but it’s a real shame that so many people take advantage of the negative situations.

    I mean everytime there is an earthquake, a flood, an oil spill – there’s always a group of heartless people who rip off tax payers.

    This is in response to reading that 4 of Oprah Winfreys “angels” got busted ripping off the system. Shame on them!

  4. Anonymous said

    Mal entendido..

    • Anonymous said

      Soy antonio granados benitez y quiero decir que willian alexander benitez es mi primo y este mal entendido paso hace 7 años atras y la berdad nunca secuestre a mi primo yo vivi en norte carolina y el esposo de mi tia el papà de mi primo willian era adicto al alcohol y maltrataba a la familia incluyendo a mi tia y fui testigo de eso nunca nadie denuncio los hechos pero yo no quise vivir asi y me regrese a texas y alos meses mi primo me llamaba y me pidio que fuera por el y fui por el y me lo trage y a los 20 minutos de partir de norte carolina mi tia me llamo disiendome que el papà de mi primo habìa llamado la polecia para hacer un reporte y eso me puso nervioso apenas habia cumplido 18 años y no sabia como enfrentar la situacion y tube un accidente conduciendo asi atexas y abandone la ecena del accidente por miedo que me perseguia la polecia por traerme a mi primo quien era menor de edad y sin el consentimiento del papà solo queria ayudar y se me hizo un problema grande y me considero una persona incapaz de hacer ningun daño a nadie y aun tengo mucha comunicasion con mi primo pero hace un Año me querian asender de puesto en mi trabajo y me checaron mi record criminal y me salio que tengo una felonia por secuestro y la berdad todo lo que quiero es arreglar este mal entendido que no me permite prosperar en mi travajo y en varias cosas quiero ir a corte y que mi primo declare y explique todo para que limpien mi recor criminal y seguir mi vida sin esta sombra …

    • Anonymous said


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