Teen found safe after abduction; suspect in custody

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — Police say a teen has been found safe after a man abducted her Friday night after stabbing four members of her family.

City of Newnan police said Adrian J. Garcia-Zamarron, 22, walked into a Newnan laundromat and had a violent altercation with the people inside before abducting Amanda Ornelas, 15.

Police said members of the Ornelas family worked as cleaners at the laundromat. Her aunt, uncle and two cousins were stabbed. All are being treated at Grady Memorial hospital and all are stable, police said.

The GBI said Saturday that Ornelas was found safe around 10:45 a.m. in Monroe County.

Monroe County police had earlier Saturday located Garcia-Zamarron's car and searched the area. The two were found walking down a road and Garcia-Zamarron was taken into custody without incident.

Ornelas has been taken to the hospital as a precaution but police said she appeared unharmed.


Channel 2's Lauren Pozen was in Newnan where she talked to Kelly Dunn, who lives across from the laundromat where Ornelas was taken. Dunn said she heard a woman scream Friday night.

"All I could see was just blood and I walked over there this morning and there was blood all over the door and the door handle," Dunn said. "It was pretty bad."

Dunn says she's relieved the teen is safe but disturbed this happened in her community.

"That is scary to think that someone around here could snatch somebody up." Dunn said. "That is just scary."

Pozen also spoke with the laundromat owner, Miranda Shugg, as she left after cleaning up the business.

"We try to keep a safe place for people to come and do their laundry," Shugg said, "so it is very disturbing that it happened at our property."