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Local FBI on Alert for Michigan Kidnapping Victim

Local FBI on Alert for Michigan Kidnapping Victim

Posted - Mar. 3, 2003 at 11:48 a.m.



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(Salt Lake City, KSL News) -- The local FBI is on alert for a kidnapping victim and suspect that may be traveling through Utah Monday.

An "Amber Alert" was issued Saturday in Michigan for fourteen year old Lindsey Ryan. 57 year old Terry Drake is the suspect in the case.

Lindsey Ryan was last seen at her Michigan home. It's believed she was abducted on Saturday by 57 year old Terry Drake. Drake is a convicted murderer who was paroled in 1994 for the crime. It's believed he is armed and dangerous. Authorities say the two were affiliated through their church and had recently been sending e-mail to each other. The girl reportedly took four thousand dollars cash and six guns before leaving with the man.

Authorities say the two were last seen in a 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup truck with Indiana license plate 460211A.

The abductor may or may not have glasses on and he has multiple tattoos on his neck and forearms. He also uses the alias Alfonzo Devette. The FBI warns he may be armed and dangerous. He was paroled in 1994 on a 1970 murder conviction.

The two were spotted in Evanston, Wyoming about three this mornning heading West. The Summit County Sheriff confirms someone reported seeing the two about nine this morning around Kimball Junction.

It's not known if the girl left with the man voluntarily, or if she was pressured or forced into it. In any case, authorities are concerned for her safety.

"George Dougherty/FBI: WHEN YOU'RE MIXING PEOPLE ON THE RUN WITH FIREARMS AND THAT ARE DESPERATE, THAT HAVE DESPERATE MEASURES THEY'LL DO THINGS THAT NORMAL PEOPLE WON'T. WE'RE CONCERNED NUMBER ONE WITH THE SAFETY OF LINDSEY, AND WITH THE SAFETY OF OTHER PEOPLE."

It's likely they have passed through Utah and are in another western state by now, but there is no way to no for sure at this point. If you have any information call the FBI or the police department.

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