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Update: Condition of 11 year old girl who was abducted Tuesday

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Maxine Ridling
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - Shortly after Gary Carner shot and killed Sharrel Blankenbaker he abducted an 11 year old girl, for the first time her family is speaking out about her condition.

When NewsChannel 10 talked with the family of the 11 year old girl this afternoon, they said she is recovering and they are working to put this behind them. The girl was walking with a friend Tuesday evening when Gary Don Carner, 58,  forced her to get inside his truck. She was able to escape shortly after by jumping out of the moving vehicle and she came away with only bumps and bruises.

The parents of the girl did not want to go on camera but they did say she is recovering and they are working with counselors before school starts next week.

The family of the little girl gave NewsChannel 10 this statement:
"We want to thank everyone for the prayers and support. She is a very brave little girl. We are working to get her better emotionally and physically."