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Published on June 06, 2024
18-Year-Old Abductee Found Safe in Virginia, Four in Custody, Fayetteville Police Laud Interagency OperationSource: Facebook / Fayetteville Police Department

In a swift resolution that is sure to bring relief to the Fayetteville community, the Fayetteville Police Department has located Tierstin Cochran, an 18-year-old woman who was abducted earlier in the day from Birchwood Way. The official statement released by the department confirms that Cochran was found in Virginia and is in good condition, with four suspects now in custody.

The police were initially called to the scene in the early morning after reports of Cochran being forcefully taken into a vehicle by individuals she knew. The collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies including the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Virginia State Police, brought a swift end to what could have been an enduring ordeal. A broader investigation is currently underway, and, the department has indicated that charges are forthcoming.

In the wake of the incident, the Fayetteville Police Department has requested that anyone with further information reach out to Detective Cross directly at (472) 210-2381. The effectiveness of the Ashanti Alert system in this instance underscores its importance in swiftly mobilizing resources to aid in the safe recovery of endangered adults.

The Fayetteville Police Department has expressed its gratitude to the aforementioned state agencies for their assistance. They were pivotal in fostering the multi-jurisdictional coordination that led to the recovery of Cochran. Additional information regarding the details of the abduction and the identities of the suspects is expected to be released as the investigation progresses.