FBI Seeks Assistance to Identify Subject in Wyoming Child Abduction Case
|FBI Denver October 11, 2012|
The Cody Police Department, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, and the FBI are actively working a child abduction investigation that occurred in Cody, Wyoming.
Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown subject responsible for the abduction of a juvenile female from the Park County Complex in Cody, Wyoming.
The juvenile has since been found and reunited with her family.
The subject enticed the juvenile into his vehicle by asking for assistance in locating his missing pet. The subject had a weapon in his vehicle and should be considered armed and dangerous.
The subject is described as a white male, approximately 55-60 years of age, 6’0” tall, 185-200 lbs., with short strawberry blonde or white hair, and well-trimmed facial hair.
Last seen wearing a brown shirt, blue jeans, and a tan baseball cap.
The subject was driving a white colored vehicle, possibly an SUV, with grey leather-type front seats; the back seat and luggage area were set up with bedding-type materials.
UPDATE: Law enforcement is now requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 2004 or 2005 white, four-door Toyota SR-5 4-Runner with a removable silver and black cargo box on the roof (which it is believed has now been removed). Investigators believed this vehicle is connected to the child abduction that occurred in Cody, Wyoming, on October 8, 2012. This belief is based on witness statements and video footage from various cameras located through Cody, Wyoming. The subject is considered armed and dangerous, and if anyone observes the vehicle, s/he should not approach it but should immediately contact law enforcement.
Photos of the vehicle:
The subject may be living out of his vehicle. A black and red backpack along with a case of bottled water were tied to the top of the vehicle.
Anyone having information on this case is asked to contact the Cody Police Department at (307) 527-8700 or the FBI national tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) to report information to investigators in this case. We are asking anyone who may observe this individual or the described vehicle to contact law enforcement immediately and not approach this person.
While the FBI Denver Division is actively involved in two child abduction investigations, one in Colorado and one in Wyoming, currently we do not believe these crimes are related.