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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.

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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

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Three Georgia Children Still Missing and in Danger

Posted by KindraLore on March 15, 2008

UPDATE 3/19/08 8:20PM

It seems that Eddie Harrington made good on his threats. So tragic. The bodies of the children as well as Harrington have been found. More here.

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Eddie Harrington
Eddie Harrington – Wanted

On March 5th, 28-year-old Eddie Harrington left a note for his girlfriend Agenia Battle stating he wanted to kill their three children, 3-year-old Cedric and 2-year-old twins Aliyah and Agena and end his own life as well. He mailed a similar note to his parents in Indiana, and then took off with the three toddlers. Harrington nor the children have been found since.

Agena BattleAliyah BattleCedric Harrington

Agena Battle, Aliyah Battle and Cedric Harrington – Missing

A Levi’s Call was issued for the children in the state of Georgia and an Amber Alert was issued in Tennessee, which is unusual in the case of a father taking his own children. However, in light of the letters and Harrington’s past history of attempted suicide, police were alarmed.

“We are concerned about the safety of the children because the individual (Harrington) has attempted to commit suicide in the past,” Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren stated.

Police have confirmed a sighting of Eddie Harrington and the three children last week in Tennessee but admit they do not know where they may be now. Harrington has ties to Georgia, Indiana (Where his family live), Florida, Illinois and Tennessee.

Eddie Harrington and Agenia Battle lived in Indianapolis in 2005, where they had a history of domestic disturbances. Ironically, Harrington filed a missing persons report during that time regarding Agenia Battle.

Three years ago he told police that Agenia left work with a friend instead of returning to their Kingston Square apartment.

A news report I read stated “An arrest warrant for Harrington accused him of cruelty to children on March 6. He was believed to have fled the following day.” Since reports state he left on March 5th, this part is a bit confusing to me. Therefore I’m not sure if these were regarding previous incidents or because he fled with the children.

On Thursday during an FBI press conference, Agenia Battle pled for the safe return of her children. “I am asking the public to please help me,” the mother pleaded at a news conference in Columbus, Ga. “I want my children home where they belong with me.”

Harrington was last seen driving a dark green 2002 Chevrolet Impala with a cracked windshield. Indiana license plate 93L4740. He is described as an African-American, 5’9, with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with any information in this case is urged to call the FBI at 404-679-9000.

Related Links and Articles:

Listing on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Three missing children feared in danger
FBI Joins Search for 3 Children
Channel 11 News Video

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