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Kidnapping victim found; suspects still at-large


January 8, 2020

A 24-year-old kidnapping victim in northern El Paso County has been found safe, but suspects remain at large and are considered armed and dangerous, according to officials.

On Jan. 3, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a robbery in the 18700 block of Birdseye View near Peyton. The reporting party stated the suspects were armed and there were five children in the home. 

The investigation revealed four men dressed in jeans and black shirts had broken into the home and assaulted two of the children. The children were not seriously injured. 

It was also learned an adult male had been kidnapped at gunpoint and taken. 

The victim, Karel Lopez-Hurtado, has been found safe with minor injuries. The suspects in this case have yet to be identified and are considered armed and dangerous. 

There is no known danger to the community at large as this appears to be a target-specific crime.

This is an active investigation, and anyone with any information is asked to call 911 or the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at (719) 520-6666.


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