‘It still to me, feels surreal:’ Mother of 6-year-old girl abducted from Cleveland speaks exclusively with Fox 8

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CLEVELAND – The mother of a 6-year-old girl who was abducted on Cleveland’s west side is speaking out for the first time since the abduction.

She spoke only to Fox 8’s Melissa Reid.

“It still to me, feels surreal,” said Kristy Jones of Cleveland.

It’s been a tough month for Jones, a mother of six.

“We are moving soon, there is no taking it back for them to feel safe,” said Jones.

The after-effects of her daughter’s abduction last month are still felt.

Her family was changed forever by the impact of what happened.

“All six of them sleep with me in my room. The bedroom is locked at all times. The windows are screwed shut. There are boards on the back door,” said Jones.

Her daughter was abducted from her home back on May 21.

She was held for about 17 hours before she was let go.

“The guy who did this, he’s a pro at this. He needs to be caught, the next girl won’t be safe,” said Jones.

It’s been tough on Jones emotionally and financially.

She set up a GoFundMe account to help her daughter heal.

“I was out of work with (her) being at the hospital, she didn’t feel safe without me being home,” said Jones.

Thursday, the FBI unveiled new videos showing the child’s alleged abductor casing the area near her home a week before her abduction.

They also showed a replica of the Chevy Malibu the suspect drove.

“There is someone who knows this person. I know what my friend’s cars look like. How is this guy still out there? No one is safe, no little girl is safe,” said Jones.

There’s a $20,000 reward for any information leading up to an arrest.

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