Kidnapped Grand Junction girl found unharmed; suspect still at large
Authorities found 12-year-old Raeanna Rosencrans on Thursday, April 26, after the 12-year-old was missing for more than 24-hours, the victim of an apparent kidnapping.
Grand Junction police department identified 47-year-old Jody Haskin as a person of interest in the case on Thursday; an arrest warrant for one count of 2nd Degree Kidnapping was later issued for Haskin, who had not been located as of 11 p.m. Thursday.
Rosencrans appeared to be unharmed, Grand Junction Police Department reported Thursday, after she was found in a Walmart parking lot in Rifle, nearly 60 miles from where she was last seen on Wednesday, April 25.
Haskin is described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall, 230 pounds and wears glasses. CBS4 Denver reported Haskin as being Rosencrans’ step-father and a registered sex offender.
“Haskin … has a warrant for his arrest for sex assault on a child out of the Grand Junction Police Department,” CBS4 reported on Thursday.
Rosencrans was found shortly after 10 p.m. on Thursday after last being seen at around 3 p.m. in Grand Junction on Wednesday.
In a tweet late on Thurday, Rifle Police said they were searching for Haskin in the area of North I-70 between MM90 – MM 94.
“If you see the suspect do not approach, call 911 immediately,” Rifle Police tweeted.
Jody Haskin has not been located. Law enforcement is actively searching the area for him in the area of North I-70 between MM90 – MM 94. If you see the suspect do not approach, call 911 immediately.
— Rifle Police Dept. (@Rifle_Police) April 27, 2018
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