01-20-2012, 12:06 AM #1Former Member
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CO - AMBER ALERT - Calysta Cordova, 9, Pueblo, 19 Jan 2012
Missing 9-year-old Girl in Pueblo
Calysta Cordova, 9, did not return home from Columbia elementary school today
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01-20-2012, 12:08 AM #2
Not much info. I hope she went off to a friends house.“Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn
01-20-2012, 12:19 AM #3
Good grief. Somebody must've seen something. She lives 2.5 blocks from the school. There are students, teachers, parents, bus drivers, cross guards everywhere when school let's out. ??? And I'm appalled at the lack of media coverage. She's 9!!!
01-20-2012, 12:22 AM #4
Pueblo police have requested assistance from the FBI in the search for a 9-year-old girl who went missing while on her way home from school.
Some 15 Pueblo officers are searching for Calysta and police were setting up a command post at the school.
01-20-2012, 12:23 AM #5
I hope so, katydid! What a beautiful little girl! It was a gorgeous day here, 67 degs. I hope she was playing and enjoying the weather, and time got away from her. http://www.chieftain.com/news/local/...9bb2963f4.html
01-20-2012, 12:28 AM #6
I see the first article quotes Calysta's mother. I wonder if she lives with both parents. Could this be a parent kidnapping? Not that that would necessarily be a good scenario, either.
01-20-2012, 12:31 AM #7
As of 9 p.m., Capt. Eric Bravo said the search was still on and that 15 officers were assigned to the situation, which he called a "high priority."
"We've got some people who had seen her about 3:30 (p.m.) but we haven't been able to nail anyone down who saw her after that," Bravo said.
01-20-2012, 12:45 AM #8
Last year when we first moved here, we dropped my then 11 year at the main library. When we went back to get him, he was gone. Enough time had passed that if he walked home, he would have been here already. By dusk, I was in panic mode. The security guard and our family searched the library from top to bottom, and we called the police. They were AMAZING. They believed me that he was not the type to run away, and since he didn't really know anyone here yet, they knew he wasn't off with friends. From the get go, they were calling it an apparent "non-family abduction." Within minutes, the library was swarming with LE and they fanned out all over. They were fantastic! Long story short, my son DID decide to walk home, but took a wrong turn and ended up miles from home. Happy ending for us, and a lesson about my new "hometown." When they have a missing child, they spring into action like no other.
There are a lot of draws for kids in the area, some benign and some dangerous. The Bessemer ditch is horribly dangerous in the summer, but should be dry now. Lake Minnequa isn't too far, but isn't really popular. Calysta lives near the state fairgrounds, and it's huge. There's also a large cemetery nearby. The zoo and city park aren't even that bad of a walk on such a beautiful day.
01-20-2012, 02:00 AM #9
Uncanny. It's like she evaporated. People saw her after she left school? That tells me she started walking home. Guessing maybe a 15-20 minute walk? At the height of after-school traffic? No, somebody saw something. If a car pulled over, somebody saw it. Moo.
01-20-2012, 02:03 AM #10Registered User
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Map showing corner of Palmer and Columbian School and walking directions from school to middle of 900 block of Palmer is 0.3 miles, 6 minutes walking time....according to Google maps.
Information on registered sex offenders, Pueblo, CO...
01-20-2012, 08:17 AM #11
Amber Alert issued for missing girl
Posted: Jan 20, 2012 4:31 AM by Kate Richards
An Amber Alert has been issued for Calysta Cordova of Pueblo.
01-20-2012, 02:32 PM #12
Found safe at a Circle K! Thank God!!!
01-21-2012, 01:24 PM #13
UPDATE: Suspect in Pueblo kidnapping linked to second victim
By R. SCOTT RAPPOLD AND JAKOB RODGERS
01/21/2012 7:23 AM
“No, I ain’t going anywhere with you. I’m waiting for my momma.”
Nine-year-old Calysta Cordova, her face bruised and beaten, shouted in defiance in a Colorado Springs convenience store Friday morning. The eyes of other customers focused on the man police say abducted her off a Pueblo street, and the man fled.
Authorities say Calysta’s defiance may have saved her life.
She was safe and later Friday her alleged kidnapper, Jose Humberto Garcia, 29, of Pueblo, was in custody and Pueblo police said they expected to book him into jail.
Pueblo police suspect Calysta was the second person victimized by Garcia on Thursday.
Garcia allegedly took his ex-girlfriend’s daughter out of school Thursday and returned her later in the day, according to Pueblo police Sgt. Ken Espinoza. The child’s mother told television station KOAA that her daughter was touched inappropriately during that time.
Investigators filed a warrant on Friday for Garcia’s arrest on suspicion of kidnapping and sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.
Calysta is one brave little girl. It's a miracle she's still alive. Her rescue reminded me of Shasta Groen.
Apparently, the perp's vehicle got a flat and/or was in a minor accident, so he and Calysta hitched a ride to the gas station. Divine Providence! I'd been praying God would bring this child back to her family!
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01-21-2012, 06:13 PM #14
This could have ended so very differntly and she might not ever have been found.
So very lucky.
01-21-2012, 10:14 PM #15
We don't get to see them come back alive very often....wonderful news!
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