Longmont police search for man, teenage girl he’s accused of kidnapping

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Thomas Fechtler

Thomas Fechtler

LONGMONT, Colo. — Police in Longmont are searching for a man and a teenage girl he’s accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting.

Investigators said Thomas Fechtler, aka Thomas Kitchen, 51, is traveling with his victim, a 16-year-old female. He might be driving to Missouri.

He is described as being 5-foot-10, 170 pounds with brown hair and gray eyes.

Suspect driving vehicle that looks like this Toyota Rav4

Suspect driving vehicle that looks like this Toyota Rav4

He’s wanted on a felony arrest warrant for sexual assault on a child in a position of trust, kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He’s believed to be driving a light green 2007 Toyota Rav4 with Missouri license plate WH9K2U. The vehicle has rear damage and expired license plates (November 2015).

Fechtler’s victim is described as a white female, 5-foot-3, 120 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

Police think he’s heading to one of the following cities in Missouri: St. Joseph, Darlington or Kingston.

Police said Thursday they have received tips from Kansas and Missouri.

There are nationwide law enforcement bulletins that have been sent out and police believe Fechtler has left Colorado, though there is no evidence that indicates he is hiding in the state.


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