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Kidnapped NC girl rescued by DC police from alleged killer uncle

Arieyana Simone Forneyand her uncle Curtis Atkinson Jr., (Photo Credit: (Photo Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police)

Arieyana Simone Forney, age 11 and her uncle Curtis Atkinson Jr., (Photo Credit: (Photo Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police)

The search for a missing North Carolina girl after a double murder and kidnapping is now over. Police announced the rescue of Arieyana Simone Forney, 11, who was kidnapped by her uncle, Curtis Atkinson Jr., 36, this past Sunday.

Arieyana was the subject of a nationwide Amber Alert on Sunday, after her grandparents, Ruby Atkinson, 62, and Curtis Atkinson, 63, were found shot to death in their home. Police are alleging that their son, Curtis Atkinson Jr., killed his parents and then set fire to the home to cover his crime. A white 2005 Chevrolet Impala left the scene, according to witness statements to police. After allegedly killing his parents, Atkinson kidnapped his niece and fled the Charlotte area and headed to Washington, D.C. Arieyana had lived with her grandparents after the unsolved murder of her father in 2013.

Around 8 p.m., a 911 dispatcher received a call from a female inside the vehicle and gave police a description of her location. Police spotted the car and attempted to make a stop but the vehicle sped from the scene. A brief chase ensued, and the car crashed into another vehicle a short distance away and police were able to arrest Atkinson and rescue Arieyana. Also in the car was a female identified as Nikkia Cooper, 25, she was also taken into custody on unrelated drug charges. Police are now trying to determine her involvement with Atkinson. Arieyana was taken to a local hospital and was determined to be uninjured, it is unknown if she witnessed her grandparents being killed.

Atkinson faces numerous charges that include the murder of his parents as well as the kidnapping of his niece. He also has a criminal history of drug and theft arrests dating back to 1999.



  1. nosey rosy on April 3, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    WHO GAVE birth to this maggot waste of [email protected]#t who killed his own parents , i think going to prison for life is not nearly enough if you kill your own dam parents!!!!!!!!!!! what in hell is this world coming to , now this child is forever molded by this crime too . i feel so sorry for people who give birth to something like this man, iam sure they tried to give him the best they had , and loved him too. and he did this to thank them? god why

    • Pablo Cervantes on April 3, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      Probably caught him in bed with his 11 year old niece…

      • nosey rosy on April 4, 2017 at 12:00 am

        ummm good guest i bet your right, it had to be something detrimental for him to do this to them. i have a hugh problem with black men who live at home over 20 years age. women move out at 20 and never move back in again , boys tend to be the moma boys who cant leave they momas but pretend they need a place to live because ,, they paying child support so cant afford a place or they will live with a chick until she almost kills him for cheating or he will find a white chick and use her til busted and dumped . black men use different excuses . but this guy is a waste prison is not good enough for him .. and yet because its his family he will more then likely get just life in prison

  2. Had Enough on April 6, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Time and again, the snake haired variety tends to be the most feral.