‘Kidnapped’ teen Daphne Westbrook found alive in Alabama after 'being held captive by dad for two years'

‘Kidnapped’ teen Daphne Westbrook found alive in Alabama after 'being held captive by dad for two years'

05/29/2021

AN ALLEGEDLY kidnapped teenager was found alive in Alabama after allegedly being held captive by her dad for two years.

Daphne Westbrook, 18, was found in the town of Samson, located about 100miles south of the state capital of Montgomery.


However, the search continued for her father John Westbrook, 42, who didn’t have legal custody rights and allegedly abducted her in October 2019 from Chattanooga, authorities said.

He has been described as a white male and appeared to have long blonde hair and a ginger beard in a photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

Authorities believe that he may have traveled to the western part of the country, but has known contacts in Colorado, Mexico, California, and Washington.

He is wanted on multiple charges including aggravated kidnapping, news outlets reported.

Investigators didn’t release details about the teen’s condition or how she was located.

However, earlier this week prosecutors in Hamilton County, Tennessee, issued an alert that referred to her as endangered and said she was being held against her will, unable to communicate with others.

"We are thankful Daphne is safe and no longer being held by her father. It is especially gratifying to be able to tell her mom that Daphne is free and no longer being hidden," prosecutors said in a statement after she was located.

Authorities earlier said there had been sightings of the two in several states, but add that the search is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is being asked to get in touch to help find the man.

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