Longmont teen kidnapped, suspect heading to MO

Posted at 8:38 PM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 01:39:02-05

A Longmont teen has been kidnapped and the suspect may be heading to Missouri, according to an official with the Longmont Department of Public Safety. 

Thomas Ludwig Fechtler, 51, who is also known as Thomas Kitchen, is believed to be driving a light green, 2007 Toyota Rav4 with Missouri plate WH9K2U. 

The vehicle (pictured above) has rear end damage and expired plates dating back to November 2015. Fechtler is believed to be traveling with the victim, a 16-year-old girl, according to Longmont DPS Commander Jeffery M. Satur. 

Photos of the suspect or the victim were not immediately shared with Denver7. We're working hard to get images of the suspect and the victim as quickly as possible so that we may also be able to share those with viewers. 

The victim was only described as white, measuring 5-feet, 3-inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. She has blond hair and blue eyes. 

Fechtler may be heading to one of the following cities in Missouri: St. Joseph, MO, Darlington, MO, or Kingston, MO. 

He is wanted on a felony arrest warrant for sexual assault on a child - position of trust, second-degree kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 


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