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Safety Update: Boulder police release suspect sketch in alleged kidnapping/sex assault case

On July 29, 2012, the University of Colorado Police Department sent a campus-wide e-mail alert on an alleged kidnapping/sex assault case. Below is further information on that case, including a sketch of one of the suspects.


Boulder Police Department News Release
Monday, July 30, 2012
Contact: Kim Kobel, Boulder Police, 303-441-3370

Police release suspect sketch in alleged kidnapping/sex assault case

Boulder police are releasing a sketch of one of the suspects in an alleged kidnapping/sex assault that took place early Sunday morning in the area of 17th and Arapahoe.

The victim contacted one of her friends by phone after 4:30 a.m. to report the assault/abduction. The friend notified police, and officers found the victim at a pay phone in the area of 28th and Arapahoe. Officers took her to the hospital for treatment.

The female victim told police that she was forced into a vehicle by two unknown males. She says she was taken to a residence and sexually assaulted by the suspects. She told investigators she was able to escape when the suspects left the room. She then went to a pay phone to call one of her friends, who told authorities where she could be located.

The victim gave limited descriptions of the men she says assaulted her. Both men are white males, possibly in their forties. One of the men is described as being 6’1” tall, with brown eyes and a “big gut.” The other man is approximately 5’10” tall with blue eyes, and “skinny.”

The victim described the vehicle as a blue SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer or Expedition, with a light or gray-colored cloth interior. If anyone saw a vehicle matching that description in area of the Hotel Boulderado Saturday night or Sunday morning, or saw two men matching the above description, police would like to speak with them.

The case number is 12-10138.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Carey Lutz at 303-441-4374. Those who have information but who wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.