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Grand jury returns indictments in Henderson kidnapping case

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Alejandro Manuel Sanchez-Sanchez, Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez and Cesar Sanchez appear in Henderson Justice Court to face charges in the kidnapping of Melissa Duran Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

Suspects in Henderson Teen Kidnapping in Court

Court interpreter Michael Berry translates as Alejandro Manuel Sanchez-Sanchez, Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez and Cesar Sanchez appear in Henderson Justice Court to face charges in the kidnapping of Melissa Duran Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Launch slideshow »

A Clark County grand jury this week indicted the four suspects accused of kidnapping a 17-year-old Henderson girl in September and holding her for ransom.

The criminal indictment charges the suspects — Alejandro Sanchez-Sanchez,25; Cesar Sanchez, 30; Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez, 23; and Jose Sanchez-Perez, 26 — with first-degree kidnapping, burglary and extortion, among other crimes.

They are being held on $2 million bail at the Clark County Detention Center, according to jail records. Their initial arraignment in District Court will be Nov. 6.

The indictment says the four were involved in the kidnapping of Melissa Duran from her Henderson home in the early morning hours of Sept. 1. They later demanded ransom for her safe return.

The Green Valley High School senior’s abduction set off a massive search by law enforcement that ended 21 hours later when police found Duran bound, blindfolded and alone in a bathroom inside a Las Vegas apartment, according to an arrest report.

Henderson Police officers arrested Alejandro Sanchez-Sanchez and Cesar Sanchez at a nearby apartment unit that same day. In the days after, authorities arrested Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez and Jose Sanchez-Perez.

Jose Sanchez-Perez, who was extradited from California, previously worked at a landscaping business owned by the victim’s father.

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