12-Year-Old Escapes Kidnapping By Chewing Through Her Restraints


Girl chewed through restraints in bold escape from week of captivity in Alabama – NBC News

A kidnapped 12-year-old escaped from captivity by chewing through her restraints, breaking the braces on her teeth, investigators said.

Police were notified of a 12-year-old girl that was found walking alone by a passing driver. She had escaped from a place where she had been restrained to bed posts for about a week, a criminal complaint states.

A girl was abducted July 24 and kept in a “drugged state” with alcohol by Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes, 37, according to a criminal complaint. She was found walking on an Alabama road Monday morning.

A young girl then led deputies to a trailer with two decomposing bodies inside.

Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes, 37, was arrested Monday about 25 miles away in Auburn on suspicion of first-degree kidnapping, the sheriff said. He also faces three counts of capital murder and two counts of abuse of corpse, the sheriff said.

Another victim of his was a 14-year-old boy. The suspect killed the young victim by striking him with his hands and feet, and then cut his body into pieces to cover up the crime, according to court documents.

Sheriff Abbett called the girl a “hero” and urged residents to keep their eyes peeled for someone who might be in need.

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  1. Girl chewed through restraints in bold escape from week of captivity in Alabama  NBC News
  2. Kidnapped girl’s escape leads investigators to 2 decomposed bodies, Alabama officials say  CNN
  3. Girl Found Walking on Alabama Road Leads to Discovery of 2 Bodies, Arrest  Yahoo News
  4. Sheriff: 2 bodies found after rural Alabama kidnapping victim escapes captivity – NBC 15 WPMI  NBC 15
  5. Escape of girl, 12, allegedly held captive in Alabama home leads to discovery of two decomposing bodies  Sky News
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