After she failed to return home following a game involving the Dallas Mavericks, the authorities looked for her for ten days before finding her hiding out in a motel in Oklahoma City.
On April 8, following a game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the American Airlines Center (AAC), officials in Oklahoma City detained and charged eight people in connection with the suspected trafficking of a 15-year-old girl from Texas.
According to a press release issued by the attorney representing the girl’s family, Zeke Fortenberry of the Fortenberry Firm, PLLC, the young girl and her father left the Mavericks game together to use the restroom, but they were never seen again after leaving the arena.
After being lost for ten days, she was discovered on April 18 at an Extended Stay America motel in Oklahoma City, where she had been staying when she went missing.
In connection with the investigation into trafficking, the Oklahoma City Police Department has detained every one of the persons identified above. Human trafficking and the dissemination of child pornography are two of the allegations that have been brought against Gibson, Nelson, Hayes, and Gonzales. Hill has been charged with rape, Gibson and Alexander have felony warrants, and Wheeler has been accused of robbery.
In a statement that was made public on May 5th, the girl’s mother said, “My heart breaks for the unimaginable things my daughter had to endure for the 11 days she was taken, and I am so glad she is safe as we work toward her recovery.” The statement was made in response to the fact that the girl had been abducted. We would like to express our gratitude to the Oklahoma City Police Department for their efforts, which led to the safe return of our daughter.