The 14-year-old missing North Carolina girl was found alive and safe in Arkansas at McDonald’s with the man who allegedly abducted her on Feb. 11, according to reports.
The kidnapper shot and killed himself after leading law enforcement officers on a chase and crashing into a snowbank.
The sheriff’s office said Childress was taken to children advocacy center – The Dragonfly House in Mocksville after she was found and brought back to North Carolina.
“She’s definitely traumatized and has a long road ahead of her to recover from this,” Blake said.
Savannah returned home to North Carolina on Sunday – 10 days after her abduction.
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Savannah was discovered by officers with the Lonoke Police Department in a McDonald’s parking lot in Lonoke, Arkansas. Around 8 p.m. on Saturday, officers spotted a Dodge SUV driven by the kidnapper, 38-year-old William Robert Ice from Jackson Center, Pennsylvania.
Police say the 14-year old Savannah Childress was using a school-issued laptop to communicate with 38-year-old William Ice of Pennsylvania. Further investigation revealed at least 10 other NC teens had also been in contact with Ice as well.