Posted: Jun 3, 2011 3:56 PM by James H Egbert
Updated: Jun 3, 2011 4:29 PM
Shortly before 1:30 pm Thursday afternoon an eight year old was walking in the 400 block alley of S. Raleigh St and S. Stuart Street in Denver, when a white male of unknown age with short brown hair grabbed her and put her in a white cargo van, then sped off south over Alameda.
Witnesses later told investigators that the suspect has two tattoos on his upper right arm. The first on the inner side of the arm has unknown letters, and on the outer side is a tattoo of "SS". The man was seen wearing a white tee-shirt, blue jeans and sunglasses. One witness did say that the suspect had either green or hazel eyes.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Denver has joined the investigation into the kidnapping of an 8-year-old girl in Southwest Denver on Thursday, June 2, 2011.
Denver Police investigators determined overnight that the victim, initially believed to be un-injured by the suspect, was sexually assaulted during the abduction. The reward is now up to $12,000 for information leading to the identity, arrest, and conviction of the person responsible for this crime. Crime Stoppers has contributed $2,000 and the FBI an additional $10,000.
If you have information regarding the identity or location of this suspect, please contact The Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.