A Hot Springs teenager who triggered a statewide hunt for her has been located and is safe Tuesday afternoon, according to media reports throughout Arkansas.
A missing 17-year-old Hot Springs teenager reportedly abducted late Monday was last “pinged” on Highway 7 South.
Trynytee Case, 17, was last seen leaving Pour Some Sugar On Me, a downtown Hot Springs bakery where she works.
Shortly after Arkansas State Police issued an AMBER Alert at 10 a.m. Tuesday, KARK News reported in a Facebook livestream that authorities last “pinged” Case’s GPS coordinates at state Highway 7, south of Hot Springs.
‘Vehicle of interest’
By 2:30 p.m. the Hot Springs Police Department was seeking a vehicle of interest in the ongoing Amber Alert. The vehicle is a White Nissan Versa bearing license plate out of Tennessee 59B D82.
Police were still searching for the vehicle after Case was found.
Victim female left work (Pour Some Sugar on Me) bakery at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022. The victim along with another co-worker was walking to their vehicles parked a block away.
The two (2) females were met with an un-known white female standing near a parked vehicle. The unknown white female asked the victim if she could use her phone. She (unknown female) stated that she was lost and her parents were staying in a condo here in Hot Springs.
The unknown female changed her mind and stated to the victim that she needed to utilize the GPS coordinates and asked the victim to walk closer to the unknown female’s vehicle. During this time the friend of the victim stated that she will go and get her vehicle, parked in the City of Hot Springs owned parking garage.
When the friend arrives to pickup the victim, the victim is no where to be located. The friend attempts to call the victim, with no answer. The friend panics and calls the victims mother. The mother attempts numerous times to call the victims phone and the victim answers and states, “everything is fine”, when a male voice comes across the phone and states that they are demanding $10,000 dollars for her return or they would kill and cut up the victim.
The phone goes dead at this time and no contact has been made since. The victim’s cell phone was pinged and was last seen headed south on U.S. Highway 7 south of Hot Springs.
Clark County Sheriff’s Office
Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson said Tuesday his office is monitoring the Arkansas State Police investigation and is “ready to assist 100 percent” in locating Case. “We will work around the clock with any agency to provide any resource and manpower,” Watson said. “We’ll do anything we can to help bring her home safe.”