Suspect Questioned in Case of Delray Beach Girl Who Had Been Missing: Cops

Police say the girl and the suspect knew each other somehow.

By Steve Litz and Lisa Orkin Emmanuel
|  Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012  |  Updated 9:41 PM EDT
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Delray Beach Police say they have a suspect in connection to the case of a teenage girl who went missing on her way to a school bus stop. Jade Beneby, 17, was found at the El Paraiso Motel at 1615 West Okeechobee Road on Tuesday. Beneby and the suspect knew each other somehow, Delray Beach Police spokeswoman Sgt. Nicole Guerriero said.

Delray Beach Police say they have a suspect in connection to the case of a teenage girl who went missing on her way to a school bus stop. Jade Beneby, 17, was found at the El Paraiso Motel at 1615 West Okeechobee Road on Tuesday. Beneby and the suspect knew each other somehow, Delray Beach Police spokeswoman Sgt. Nicole Guerriero said.

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Delray Beach Police say they have a suspect in connection to the case of a teenage girl who went missing on her way to a school bus stop.

Jade Beneby, 17, was found at the El Paraiso Motel at 1615 west Okeechobee Road on Tuesday.

Beneby and the suspect knew each other somehow, Delray Beach Police spokeswoman Sgt. Nicole Guerriero said.

"There is a confirmed link between the victim and the suspect in this case," she said.

Police have questioned the suspect and Beneby, but no charges have been filed.

Beneby had left her home around 6:30 a.m. and was walking to the bus stop four blocks away at Southwest 8th Avenue and Southwest 1st Street when she may have been abducted, police said.

 

Beneby never made it to the bus stop, and shortly after 7 a.m., she sent her mother a text message asking for help, Guerriero said.
 
Minutes later, she sent another text saying she'd "done all that she could and stating that she was in the trunk of a vehicle," Guerriero said.
 
On Tuesday, her family took her to the hospital, but no other information was available.
 
Police continue to investigate the case as an abduction.

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