NC kidnapping victim writes thank-you letter

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Associated Press

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 29 at 8:04 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A prosecutor's father who was kidnapped from his North Carolina home has written a letter thanking the elite FBI team who rescued him.

Frank Janssen released the three-page letter on Tuesday. He called the coordinated rescue effort "nothing short of a miracle." The letter was released through his daughter, Wake County Assistant District Attorney Colleen Janssen.

Authorities say the kidnappers in early April held the 63-year-old Janssen in an Atlanta apartment, tormenting his family with text messages threatening to cut him into pieces if their demands weren't met.

It was determined that the suspects intended to kidnap Colleen Janssen, but they went to the wrong address and took her father anyway.

Nine people have been indicted in the case. That includes Bloods gang member Kelvin Melton, who Colleen Janssen prosecuted for his role in a shooting.

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