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CBI: Missing Saguache Co. boy found in Utah; man involved in Amber Alert in custody

Utah authorities: Man, boy found without clothing
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Posted at 11:35 AM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 18:15:59-04

DENVER – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation deactivated the Amber Alert for a missing Saguache County boy Monday morning after he and the man he was suspected of being with were found in Utah.

CBI and Utah law enforcement officials say Jacob Roe, 12, was located near Mammoth Creek, Utah and that David Freeman, 60, was taken into custody. A county jail booking record shows he was arrested Monday at 10:45 a.m.

The Garfield County (Utah) Sheriff’s Office said Monday that their dispatchers received a call at 11:30 p.m. Sunday night from a camper who had been approached by two people “who had no clothes on” and who were asking for water and food.

Garfield County deputies responded to the call but did not make contact with Roe or Freeman, the sheriff’s office said.

But dispatch received another call at 9:40 a.m. Monday, again about two people walking in the area who weren’t wearing clothes. When deputies arrived, they found Roe and Freeman and confirmed they were the people involved in the Amber Alert.

The sheriff’s office said Freeman was booked into the county jail on charges of first-degree felony kidnapping and lewdness. Roe was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated.

CBI said Monday afternoon they believe the two knew one another but are not related. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is also involved in the active case.

An Amber Alert was issued Sunday evening for Roe, who was last seen leaving his home in Saguache County around 3 p.m. Sunday. He was believed to be with Freeman and traveling in a red Jeep.

Investigators said Sunday that Roe was “considered to be in danger” but did not say why. Saguache County is located in the south-central part of Colorado—west of Pueblo and northeast of Durango.

This is a developing news story and will be updated.