Kidnapped Nevada teen could be in Southern Utah


UPDATE Sept. 1, 2012: The Amber Alert for 17-year-old Melissa Duran of Henderson, Nevada, is cancelled as of 6:45 a.m. today, Sept. 1. According to KTLA Los Angeles, the teen was found safe at 4:35 a.m. and at least one of the male suspects in her abduction has been taken into custody.

HENDERSON, Nev. – A 17-year-old Nevada girl was abducted Friday morning from her home by two suspects.

The two suspects approached the house in the area of Warm Springs Road and Arroyo Grande Boulevard in Henderson, Nev., Friday about 7:30 a.m. and knocked on the door. When Melissa Duran opened the door, she was abducted by the men. A ransom demand was later made in a phone call to Duran’s parents.

The suspects fled the area in a late model red two-door passenger car with a blue fender on the front passenger side.

Henderson Police are following up on leads and have put out and Amber Alert in an effort to locate the missing girl. Investigators are concerned that the suspects may have fled to Southern Utah, Northern Arizona or Southern California.

An Amber Alert was issued for Duran on Aug. 31 at 4 pm MST.

Melissa Duran | Photo courtesy of

Victim Information
Name: Melissa Duran
Sex: Female
Age: 17 years old
Race:  Hispanic
Height:  5 foot 4 inches
Weight:  125 pounds
Eyes:  brown
Hair:  Long Black, pulled back into two braid
Shirt/Blouse:  Yellow
Pants:  Black-and-white striped pants
Shoes:  N/A
Other Features: N/A


Suspect vehicle Duran was taken away, Hederson, Nev., Aug. 31, 2012 | Photo courtesy of

Suspect Vehicle Information

Make: Late-model two-door passenger car, possibly a Saturn.
Color: Red, chrome rims and the entire front of the car is blue.

Anyone who sees the girl or the suspects’ car is asked to call 911 immediately. Anyone with information regarding the missing teen is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4913 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit

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