Abducted 6-Year-Old Girl Found Alive, Chained to a Tree


NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Stefanny Lenneth Lopez-Castro, 6, who was abducted from her home in the Royal Palms community off Carolina Beach Road Wednesday night, has been found alive.

Officials said that Lopez-Castro was found Thursday morning about two miles from where she was taken.

Officials said she is doing well.

“We beat the odds today, it’s safe to say,” Sheriff Edward McMahon said during a news conference. “We worked tirelessly, relentlessly through the night and I am glad to say, thank the Lord we found her this morning alive and well.”