| Crime |

Kidnapping try in Aurora: Do you recognize this suspect?

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

The improvements in computer animation are clearly trickling down to police forces.

The Aurora Police Department is looking for a suspect in an alleged kidnapping attempt over the weekend. But rather than releasing an old-school illustration of the individual in question, the APD has created a computer-generated image that provides a much better idea of his actual appearance.

Find details and a larger version of the "sketch" below.

At approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, according to the APD, officers responded to a 911 call on the 3600 block of South Zeno Way in Aurora.

There, police reps came into contact with a woman who said a man came up behind her, grabbed her and dragged her along a nearby sidewalk until her screams alerted her fiancé, who was also outside.

At that point, the alleged wannabe kidnapper took off, escaping under his own foot power.

The description? An African-American male in his late teens to early twenties, of modest height (around five-seven) with short, curly hair. At the time, he was wearing a white tank top with blue stripes, light-colored blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

If you recognize the man from the sketch, you're encouraged to phone Detective Pat Hardin at 303-627-3160 or Crime Stoppers at 303-913-STOP (7867). A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for information leading to the suspect's arrest and conviction.

Here's a larger look at the CG image.

More from our Mile High Murder archive: "Police release sketch of LoDo shooting suspect."

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.