Update June 24: Amber alert
THIS ALERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The victim was found safe and is currently at a children’s home in Texas.
THIS IS A NORTH CAROLINA AMBER ALERT FOR
A CHILD ABDUCTION
RALEIGH 3:25 PM — The Rockingham County Sheriff`s Office is searching for a missing child: William Alexander Benitez.
William Alexander Benitez is a 17-year-old Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 162 pounds. He has black hair, and brown eyes. Benetiz was last seen wearing a blue-striped shirt and jeans. Benetiz was abducted by force.
Allegedly, there is 1 abductor: Antonio Granado. Antonio Granado is described as 18 years old, Hispanic, male.
Additional information about Granado:
Allegedly, there is 1 abductor: Antonio Granado. Antonio Granado is described as 18 years old, Hispanic, male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 138 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. The initial vehicle (a Honda) was wrecked and found abandoned. Granado is believed to be driving a red vehicle, unknown make and model.
William Allen Benitez was abducted from 151 Stephanie Lane, Madison, NC, about 1 p.m. Victim and abductors were last seen traveling on US 220 S. in a Honda Accord. They are believed to be headed to Houston, Texas.
If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (336) 634-3030, 336-634-7370 or call 911 or *HP.
For the latest information on this AMBER Alert, go to www.nccrimecontrol.org/