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Suspected kidnapping victim found safe in Wheat Ridge, Jeffco Sheriff's Office says

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Posted at 8:32 PM, Jul 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-26 17:35:51-04

UPDATE | 7:02 a.m. and 3:02 p.m. — A woman who appeared to have been "forcibly kidnapped/abducted" on Tuesday afternoon was found safe in Wheat Ridge.

Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, investigators received a tip that the missing woman, Jessica Meise, and the suspect, Lance Foster, were at an apartment along the 10200 block of 44th Avenue. The unit was owned by one of Foster's relatives, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies began to negotiate with Foster and agreed to release Meise, who confirmed to deputies she had been kidnapped and was being held against her will.

Meise was transported to a local hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Foster refused to surrender and the West Metro SWAT team was called in.

At 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, investigators obtained an arrest warrant, the sheriff's office said. They were able to rescue Foster's grandmother, who was also in the apartment. Foster was taken into custody at 6:40 a.m.

He faces charges of kidnapping, assault, robbery and possibly other charges.

AURORA, Colo. — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered Missing Alert for a woman who was kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend in Aurora.

Jessica Meise, 43, was last seen by witnesses being "forcibly kidnapped/abducted" around 5:47 p.m. Tuesday at 26000 E. Quincy Avenue in Aurora, according to CBI.

Meise is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and 135 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Jessica Meise

Authorities named Lance Foster, 43, as the suspect. According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Foster is Meise's ex-boyfriend and had been stalking her.

Foster is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 190 pounds with bald or brown hair and blue eyes. He has multiple tattoos on his head and neck.

Lance Foster

It is believed the two are traveling in an unknown direction on Interstate 70.

The vehicle is described as a black 2008 Lincoln MKZ with Colorado license plate BTM-A53.

Jessica Meise abduction

A metro-wide Be On The Lookout (BOLO) alert was issued, according to the sheriff's office. It is unknown if Foster is armed.

Anyone with information about Meise or Foster's location is asked to call 911 or the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office at 303-795-4711.

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