Friday: Leads needed on the missing kidnapped young woman, one year old and suspect

Updated picture of suspect

By Jenny Paulson – The Adams County Sheriff’s Department said in the morning of Sept 1 that they need more information and the public’s help on locating a young woman Samantha Adams, and her one year old son, Zahid Adams. The Department is admitted on Twitter that there was a lot of confusion released to the public yesterday about this case yesterday, including that at first some reports said it was a daughter and the name of the boy was misspelled as “Zayed” in their press releases” and it is spelled Zahid.

 
Also on Twitter yesterday, which we screen shot it for the public and included in our stories, the State Patrol announced, and then an Amber Alert followed issuing an alert at about 2:45, that the vehicle the suspect Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez, 22, was driving yesterday from Commerce City to Pueblo was found, but it wasn’t found until 3:45 in an alley in the 1700 block of Cypress Street in Pueblo. Gonzales reportedly kidnapped his ex girlfriend and his child at gunpoint in Commerce City and drove to Pueblo. The first and second Amber Alert went to smart phones and the case was blasted throughout Facebook, including to a scanner alert Facebook page managed by Dan Wall, who helped us out and messaged me as the case progressed so we could help try to correct some of the confusion and misreports.
 
Apparently the police tracked him around town by accessing the gps of his phone and text messages, so they canvassed Pueblo yesterday, first on the North Side by the movie theater then at Walmart (we know this from a Facebook post of someone who posted saying he was surrounded by police acting like a swat team), grilling anyone that looked like the suspect, heading then to the Fairgrounds and to near Mary Corwin Hospital where they finally found the car, which was towed away at about 4 pm for evidence.
 
According to Dan Wall, a neighbor there had video cameras in the alley and police quickly identified that the three had been in the alley, had gotten out of the vehicle that had been broadcasted all over social and mainstream media, and were able to release just what clothes they were wearing at the time. Because of the confusion, we followed the case closely with the help of Wall, who manages a local scanner alert page on Facebook, who provided Southern Colorado Independent, with what looks to be more correct information than the mainstream media and officials, which I released on my FB pages to the minute yesterday until scanners became almost silent heading into the early evening. Because of the scanner information, we were able to alert the public through social media and at www.SouthernColoradoIndependent.com that the had not been located, and then when and where it was to try to get the public’s assistance in this case.
 
Unfortunately detectives with the PPD and the FBI, who stayed up all night trying to find the missing persons, are continuing to work this case hard, but have not yet found the mother and son and don’t have any good leads as to where they may be. Police fear the suspect may have been heading south last night on I-25 towards Trinidad, however they could still be in Pueblo. The Pueblo Police Department is asking that anyone with information call 911 and Adams County is saying they can call them at 720-322-1313. They say to be wary of the suspect, that he may be armed and dangerous (he is said to have held the two at gunpoint when he kidnapped them) and that he may have shaved his head making it harder to identify him. Adams (26), who is Hispanic, 5’ 6”, 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes and has a cancer survivor and butterfly tattoo. The suspect is described as 5’ 6”, 129 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and has tattoos on both legs. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.
 
Please help Pueblo!

UPDATE FRI AM – CITIZEN JOURNALISM – POSSIBLE LEAD ON MISSING PERSONS CASE – POSTED ON THE PUEBLO PPD FACEBOOK PAGE LAST NIGHT BY Scott Chase (Yesterday at 10:05pm) – Is Law Enforcement looking for a yellow Mustang, possibly involved with the mother and child abduction? I work at the hospital, and a little bit before the Honda was found, I saw a newer yellow Mustang. It was stopped at the stop sign on Orman and Minnequa Aves. I work Security at the hospital, and was standing outside. The Mustang then drove passed the hospital, West on Minnequa Ave, at a high rate of speed. I only saw one person inside : the driver, who was a Hispanic male. I knew nothing at the time, about a yellow Mustang possibly being involved. I noted the car, because the driver was driving dangerously fast. Just thought I would pass this along.”- by Scott Chase

 
Jenny Paulson is a journalist and publisher of www.SouthernColoradoIndependent.com and she manages the Colorado Missing Persons FB page. See the website for past stories and facebook pages in the comments section for how the story progressed on August 31. Attached is a most recently released picture of the suspect and of the mother and son.

Southern Colorado Independent Magazine publisher Jenny Paulson is a 20 year veteran niche magazine publisher, an independent journalist, photographer, publisher, blogger, activist, world traveler and a proud mom. She has worked as a political activist, for a lobbyist, a pr firm, the governor and for a representative in Washington DC. She has lived in her home of Pueblo, CO ten years.

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Southern Colorado Independent Magazine publisher Jenny Paulson is a 20 year veteran niche magazine publisher, an independent journalist, photographer, publisher, blogger, activist, world traveler and a proud mom. She has worked as a political activist, for a lobbyist, a pr firm, the governor and for a representative in Washington DC. She has lived in her home of Pueblo, CO ten years.