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Colorado deputies arrest suspect in disappearance of 14-year-old girl


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Boulder authorities, Coloradoarrested a 51-year-old man in connection with the temporary disappearance of 14-year-old Heaven White.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office located White Thursday evening after reporting him missing earlier in the day.

Missing white sky
(Boulder Sheriff’s Office)

“Detectives from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office have located Heaven White, the missing 14-year-old, alive and unharmed. Heaven was found in a home in the 5100 block of Santa Clara Place in the City of Boulder,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release late Thursday.

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Detectives obtained a search warrant at the home, where they found White and arrested James Dean, a resident of the home, on Thursday.

Colorado deputies arrest suspect in disappearance of 14-year-old girl

Block 5100 of Santa Clara Place in Boulder
(Google Maps)

Dean is charged with breach of a non-parental custody order and harboring a minor.

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“The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the community who have asked for advice and offered to help find paradise,” the agency said. “Boulder County Digital Forensics Lab Sheriff’s Detectives worked throughout the day with members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Boulder County Drug Task Force to locate Paradise.”

Colorado deputies arrest suspect in disappearance of 14-year-old girl

Missing white sky
(Boulder Sheriff’s Office)

Before police located the 14-year-old, White was last seen Wednesday morning at Manhattan Middle School in Boulder.

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Authorities said it was possible the teenager was “with a non-family member she met online”.

The Boulder Sheriff’s Office noted that Dean is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in court.

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