‘She’s doing okay’: Mom of Saraland teen kidnapped on Friday shares how her daughter is doing | Mobile County Alabama News
MOBILE, Ala (WALA) — The Saraland teen who was allegedly kidnapped early Friday morning is now out of the hospital recovering at dwelling.
18-year-old Raina Tapia’s mother and stepfather are talking concerning the scary state of affairs and the nightmare they handled.
“I by no means thought it might occur to me it was so unreal,” mentioned Tracey Taylor, Raina’s Mother. “Simply helpless, simply so helpless.”
“It’s one of many worst moments of my whole life,” mentioned Chris Taylor, Raina’s Stepfather.
Tracey and Chris at the moment are capable of look again at Friday’s frantic seek for their daughter realizing that she shall be discovered alive.
Hours after Raina was taken from the parking zone of Troubadour Saloon in West Cellular she was noticed on the campus of the College of South Alabama.
“She’s doing okay,” Tracey mentioned. “I nonetheless assume she’s in additional of a state of shock. I don’t assume it’s actually hit her and her associates have surrounded her.”
Greater than 12 hours after Raina disappeared, Cellular Police making an arrest.
Investigators imagine 34-year-old Morris Linson Jr. kidnapped the teenager.
Linson was arrested in Northwest Florida and is sitting on the Escambia County, Florida jail ready to be despatched again to Cellular to face expenses.
“Hopefully he’ll cooperate with the police, inform them all the pieces, so we will get by means of this,” Chris mentioned.
Detectives say a part of the investigation is wanting into whether or not Raina was sexually assaulted. Her mother and father say she has no reminiscence of what occurred.
Tracey has a powerful warning for different younger individuals to verify this doesn’t occur to anybody else.
“Concentrate on your environment, it scared me,” Tracey mentioned. “It’s my worst nightmare. Look out your rearview mirrors, take note of your environment.”
Raina is resting up after this complete ordeal.
As for Linson, he’s charged with kidnapping, however he could face extra expenses.
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