ELLENWOOD, Ga. -- The search continues for a missing 14-year-old girl and the two men suspected of kidnapping her from her home in the middle of the night.

Wednesday morning, 11Alive News learned that drug trafficking charges against Maria Magdalena Corral, the mother of Ayvani Hope Perez, were dropped shortly after she and four others were arrested in Feburary 2012, in Henry County.

On Wednesday morning, NBC News reported that Ayvani Hope Perez's family said her kidnappers demanded a ransom of $10,000, but quickly raised that amount to $100,000. Police and FBI agents have not confirmed that information.

The police and FBI have set up a hotline for anyone to provide tips in this case. That hotline number is (770) 477-3513.

Clayton County police said Perez was abducted Early Tuesday morning from a home in the Ellenwood neighborhood on Brookgate Drive.

Tuesday evening, group of about 50 people gathered in front of Dutchtown High School in Hampton for a prayer vigil. Many of the missing girl's friends were classmates at Dutchtown Middle School before Perez moved to attend Stockbridge High.

"She's so nice," said one friend. "I don't know why people would do this to her. I'm praying just to get her home safely."

Friends burned candles and held signs with pictures of the missing teen.

"I don't get it," said Sydney Chaquir. "It's not clicking in my mind why somebody would do this to her. It's like a dream."

Ayvani was last seen wearing blue and grey Star Wars pajamas and a blue and grey superhero shirt. She is 4 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 93 pounds.

Clayton County police officer Phong Nguyen said two men with guns broke into the home on Brookgate Drive through the back door Tuesday morning.

They demanded jewelry and money. Police say Ayvani's mother tried to hide the 14-year-old girl and her 15-year-old brother. When the mother told the men she didn't have any money or jewelry, they found Ayvani and kidnapped her.

Police say the men also shot the family dog that later died.

Police say the armed suspects were driving a grey Dodge or Chevrolet sedan and that Ayvani is believed to be in extreme danger.

A nationwide Amber Alert was issued at around 3:00 a.m.