Georgia Man, Abducted 16-Year-Old Fiancée Killed In Fiery Crash


A 20-year-old man and his 16-year-old fiancée were killed in a fiery crash minutes after he abducted her from her Georgia home, police said.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Brad Robinson told WXIA Elijah Cox and Raina Reed had taken up together in his mother’s home in Villa Rica in the several days leading up to the tragic accident, but the teenager’s family decided against the living arrangements and brought her back to their Temple home.

On Thanksgiving, Cox showed up at the family’s house, armed with a shotgun, forcing Raina and her five family members to hide in a bathroom.

“He came in yelling for Raina, and kicked in the bathroom door and she jumped up as brave as she is and slapped him in the face and told him to stop,” her aunt, who wished to remain anonymous, told WSB-TV Atlanta. “He grabbed her, and she was telling him to stop, that she didn’t want to go.”

Her family was quick to dial 911, and responding officers as they approached the home, passed a car speeding off in the opposite direction. Upon turning around and giving chase, police realized the vehicle belonged to their suspect


In the end, Cox’s sedan crossed into the opposite lane on a curve, then struck a tree and caught fire, the Department of Public Safety told the news station. The pair were killed instantly.

Georgia State Patrol confirmed both a hand gun and rifle were found among the charred remains of the vehicle.

Raina’s aunt said she believed her niece went with Cox with the hope of saving her family.


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