BREAKING: Suspect in child abduction identified, photo released.
UPDATE: The Riverton Police Department is looking for David Brock , 22 year-old male from Riverton and is wanted for questioning in the child abduction case from this weekend. Please contact Captain Eric Murphy of the Riverton Police Department if you have any information on the whereabouts of David Brock. Please call 307-856-4891.
Child abducted from her bedroom early Satuday morning, found an hour later…
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Riverton Police have identified a suspect in an early Saturday morning incident in which a 9-year-old girl was abducted from her bedroom from a home in the 800 block of Cindy Circle. The girl was found some 45 minutes to 1 hour later and, after an initial medical assessment, was taken for observation to SageWest Health Care by her parents.
Details on the incident are sketchy, but Captain Eric Murphy, who is serving as acting police chief this week, said the incident was reported at 3:45 a.m. Saturday by the girl’s parents who had heard their daughter scream, waking them up. When they raced to her room, she was gone, the bedroom window was open and the screen had been cut.
“Every member of the police department was called out, in addition to volunteer firefighters who help us in a search, sheriff’s department deputies assisted and so did units from the Wind River BIA Police,” Murphy said. “Officer Mariah Wilson found the abducted girl walking down Mary Ann Street in her pajamas.”
The suspect was initially identified as an older man wearing a dark colored shirt, blue jeans and dark shoes.
Following intensive work Saturday and Sunday, detectives obtained a search warrant for a home in the 900 block of East Jackson. That search warrant was executed Sunday night. Murphy said “several people of interest” were detained for questioning and from that, a suspect was identified.
The RPD’s Special Response Team executed the search warrant at the home.
“Our detectives were up since early Saturday morning through this morning,” Murphy said. “They’ve been working this case non-stop.”
More information is expected to be released later today.