An Amber Alert was initially issued for 10 year old Marissa Graham in Oklahoma. She was reportedly abducted by a white male approximately 35–40 years of age. Later the next day Marissa Graham was found safe in Clovis, NM getting away from her abductors vehicle at a gas station. The suspect remained at large.
The FBI has recently released some new information in the case of Marissa Graham’s abduction. The FBI is presently offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and or conviction of the person or persons who kidnapped Marissa.
Graham was abducted about 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 while collecting donations for a basketball fundraiser in Texhoma and was driven to Goodwell, Okla., where the suspect stopped near a grain elevator, said FBI agent Michael Ward. “At this point, the suspect is believed to have engaged in a cell phone conversation with an unknown person … (and) inquired as to the media coverage and police response to the abduction,” Ward said. (Examiner-Enterprise)
There seems to be one important change from the initial accounts of the 10 year old’s escape from her abductor. It appears that the kidnapper opened the trunk latch and released Marissa.
When the suspect drove to an Allsup’s convenience store in Clovis, Ward said the man activated the automatic latch for the vehicle’s rear door and let the girl out of the vehicle. The girl then walked into the store and notified store employees, who called police.
FBI Press Release:
(Sorry, error with sketch that was previously posted)