COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Police say a 14-year-old girl who disappeared from a Maine foster home has been found safe in Georgia and the man who took her there has killed himself.
Police had been searching for Heavenlee Benjamin for more than a week before finding her Tuesday.
The Kennebec Journal reports Maine state police were working with Georgia authorities to charge 35-year-old Robert Gooden with criminal restraint but he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Smyrna home on Tuesday.
We’re working to learn details of how the girl disappeared on Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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