VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they have found two teenage sisters who disappeared last year in upstate New York.
State police say they found 15-year-old Ky-Lea Fortner and 13-year-old Shaeleen Fitch-Fortner Wednesday night in Vestal, near Binghamton. Troopers say the sisters were living with a foster family in Binghamton when they were reported as runaways in April 2015.
Investigators eventually tracked the girls down and arrested 29-year-old Amanda Hellman on kidnapping charges. Troopers say Hellman is a family acquaintance of the teens, but didn’t elaborate.
Hellman is jailed without bail. It’s unclear if she has an attorney who could comment on the charges.
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