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DENVER (KDVR) — A Tennessee district attorney’s office says a 17-year-old girl kidnapped by her father may be in Colorado.

John Oliver Westbrook kidnapped his daughter, Daphne Westbrook, in October 2019. Daphne
disappeared, along with her dogs, Fern and Strawberry, from Chattanooga after failing to return home from a weekend visit with her dad, according to the Tennessee District Attorney’s Office.

John Westbrook- Hamilton County DA’s Office

Westbrook has been indicted and charged with the aggravated kidnapping of his daughter, Daphne.

The district attorney’s office said Daphne is being held against her will, unable to communicate with the outside world. According to the Tennessee investigation, Daphne is endangered both physically and mentally.

Hamilton County, TN DA’s Office (Strawberry)

In November 2020, Daphne was seen in the Denver area. Last month, Westbrook spent several
weeks in the Pueblo area, according to the DA’s office.

The Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office said Westbrook occasionally takes Daphne to ride horses and is asking for the horsing community to be alert.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has been involved with the search for Daphne.

On Wednesday, March 10, authorities issued an Amber Alert in the case.

“Authorities believe John may have traveled to the western United States with Daphne and has known contacts in Colorado, New Mexico, California, and Washington,” the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said.

If you’ve seen Daphne, her father, or her dogs please immediately contact the Hamilton County, Tennessee DA’s Office at: 1-423-209-7415 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at: 1-800-TBI-FIND.