Las Vegas kidnapping suspects get court date for their role in the abduction of Las Vegas teen Melissa Duran.
The kidnapping occurred last month when Melissa Duran answered a knock at the door of the family’s home in Henderson at approximately 7:30 am on Friday morning 8/31. After answering the door, she was abducted by 2 men.
A neighbors surveillance video captured photos of the car that was used by the kidnappers.
Her family was contacted two times later that day with ransom demands of $150,000.
Police located the car that was used int he kidnapping near Sunrise Mountain.
Items found in the car yielded clues that led police to an apartment complex at Steward and Eastern Avenues in the eastern part of Las Vegas.
Police located Duran at a apartment in the complex.
Duran was reportedly blindfolded and tied up when rescued.
Initially two suspects were arrested at the apartment complex in connection with the abduction; Alejandro Manuel Sanchez-Sachez and Caesar Sanchez.
Two additional suspects, were identified and later arrested in the case; Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez and Jose Sanchez-Perez.
The fourth suspect Sanchez-Perez is awaiting extradition to Las Vegas from California.
There was speculation initially that the kidnapping was the result of a new job that the 17 year Green Valley High School student had recently accepted.
It turned out the the connection was to Melissa Duran’s father.
Some of the suspects had worked for Melissa’s father landscaping business and were fired.
Kidnappings are quite uncommon in the United states although kidnappings for ransom occurs fairly frequently in other parts of the world, particularly in Mexico.
Fortunately the suspects were apprehended and had been placed on an immigration hold.
The 3 suspects appeared in court Tuesday but no pleas were entered according to the Las Vegas Sun and an evidence hearing has been schedule for September 27.