Authorities has finally found, Charlotte Moccia, the 11-year-old who was abducted on Wednesday. According to reports, the little girl was forced into the car while she was going to school.
The culprit was caught at the Massachusetts Turnpike on Wednesday evening. A motorist has initially spotted the vehicle near Brimfield, about half an hour from Springfield after its description was made live by the police via Amber Alert.
Massachusetts State Police then pulled over a dark blue Honda the car and found the culprit. Fortunately, Charlotte was unharmed with no visible injuries.
Charlotte has finally been reunited with her family. Source: Heavy
When the Hampden Charter School of Science student was walking home when as soon as she got off the bus, she got forcefully pulled into a car.
Police stated when they finally found the car, Charlotte was sitting in the back seat whereas, the suspect was in the driver's seat and had a knife in the door's pocket.
The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Miguel Rodriguez of Springfield. Soon after his arrest, his family made a public apology and said,
"We feel really bad, you know, as parents. We have kids ourselves. We feel relieved that the girl was found safe and sound. We were relieved that nothing happened to that little girl and that she is back with her family. We are grateful she’s all right."
The suspect's family also mentioned their son had a history of schizophrenia and paranoia. While talking about his problems and mental problems, Miguel's father said, “We knew that sooner or later he was going to do something of this nature. But not something this crazy.”
We're happy the little girl finally got back with her family.