Source Pravda.Ru

Kidnapped bride came back home

A 32-year-old woman who vanished just days before her &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/accidents/21/93/375/12860_.html ' target=_blank>wedding was found alive early Saturday in New Mexico after calling her fiance from a pay phone and saying she had been kidnapped, authorities said.

Jennifer Wilbanks was safe and in police custody more than 1,420 miles from her home in Duluth, Ga., said Albuquerque Police Department spokeswoman Trish Ahrensfield. Police were searching for a blue van with a man and woman inside, informs ABC News.

The bride-to-be had been missing since Tuesday, when her fiance reported that she went for her nightly run and didn't come home, police said. Wilbanks was picked up by police on the corner of a main street near the 7-Eleven. She was tired and thirsty, but was not complaining of any injuries, Ahrensfield said. Her hair, which was long in pictures released by her family, was shoulder-length.

After being interviewed by the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/usa/2001/10/24/18935.html ' target=_blank>FBI, Wilbanks may be taken to a hospital.

"There's some possibility she may need some medical attention," Ahrensfield said.

Mason and Wilbanks' family planned to fly to Albuquerque later Saturday — the same day that the couple had been planning to marry. The couple had mailed 600 invitations for their wedding, and the ceremony was to feature 14 bridesmaids and 14 groomsmen.

Just hours before Wilbanks was found, police in Duluth said they had no solid leads in the case and began dismantling a search center. Relatives offered a $100,000 reward for information and were planning a prayer vigil.