This booking photo released by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department shows José Paulino Pascual-Reyes at the jail in Dadeville, Alabama, on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. The man is charged with kidnapping in the alleged abduction of a 12-year-old who was held captive for a week and capital murder in the deaths of two people found dead in the mobile home where she was kept, authorities said.

Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department via Associated Press

An Alabama man is being charged with first-degree kidnapping, capital murder and abuse of a corpse, after a 12-year-old girl he allegedly kidnapped escaped his home in Dadeville. Authorities who arrived to investigate found two decomposing bodies in the suspect’s home.

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department held a press conference Tuesday, stating that around 8:30 a.m. Monday, their office received a call from a driver near 3547 County Road 34 in Dadeville, Alabama. The motorist had spotted the unnamed 12-year-old girl walking alone along the rural Alabama roadway and immediately picked up the child.

First responders gave her medical treatment and removed her from the area. Sheriff Jimmy Abbett confirmed in the news conference that the girl was “doing well” following her escape.

With the aid of the U.S. Marshals Service, local authorities quickly located and arrested the suspect, who they identified as José Paulino Pascual-Reyes, 37. Abbett told reporters that the Tallapoosa County Sheriff Department’s forensics team was still working to identify the decomposing bodies found in the suspect’s home.

Investigators believe the kidnapping occurred on July 24 and the girl was kept in captivity in Pascual-Reyes’ mobile home. WRBL reported that court …read more

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