MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it's not aware of "any specific or credible threat to our community" when asked about reports of suspicious packages being sent to elementary school girls in three states.
According to a Facebook post from the Covington County District Attorney's Office, two Phenix City, Alabama girls received packages addressed to them at their elementary from someone in New Mexico. Packages were also reportedly sent to girls in South Carolina and Virginia.
The post, which was warning parents about a possible predator, has since been removed from the Covington County District Attorney's Office's Facebook page. The post indicated the Federal Bureau of Investigation was involved in the case.
When asked about this case, the FBI released this statement to WSFA:
WSFA 12 News has attempted to reach out to the Covington County District Attorney's Office to find out why the Facebook post was removed, but there was no answer at the office Tuesday afternoon.
According to the original post from the district attorney, the packages sent to the girls contained food and a letter signed "Atur Bhuck of Santa Fe, NM." In the letters, "Bhuck" said he was 14 years old, mentally disabled and bullied.
"Bhuck" then asked the girls to email him. More than 50 New Jersey visitor packages were ordered from that address for minor girls in Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia, according to the Facebook post.
Each order included the name of the girl and the address of the school she attends. The DA's office said the same IP address also appeared on websites discussing girls' underwear and types of music to listen to when he visits his pen pal in Phenix City. According to the DA, the FBI said the IP address of the gmail account appeared to come from Houston, Texas.