UPDATE: Vehicle Occupants Identified
This afternoon, Sept. 29, 2022, investigators made contact with the driver and passenger of the Honda Civic in the incident that occurred on September 22.
Both occupants are minors. With parental permission, the pair shared that while they do not reside in Erie, they visited the area in search of a park. They both shared that they did not motion to the 9-year-old. They left the area when the father arrived and was taking pictures of their vehicle.
Thanks to detectives who diligently scoured databases cross-referencing partial plates with Honda Civic, made contact with the occupants, and then spoke first with the family before this update could be shared. Thank you as well to the community for your support and the information that was shared.
Lastly, we are appreciative of the family for contacting the Erie Police. We urge everyone to call us, without hesitation if anything feels ‘off’.
There is no further information.
The Erie Police Department is asking anyone with information or surveillance about an incident that occurred on Thursday, September 22 between 6:40 and 6:50 p.m. near the Latitude neighborhood in Vista Ridge.
A 9-year-old female was beckoned to approach a white Honda Civic occupied by a driver and passenger in their 20s. The male passenger pointed his finger and said, “come here.” Thankfully, the 9-year-old did not oblige, ran while taking photos, and returned home to alert her father. The driver made a U-turn and parked adjacent to a nearby park. The father drove his vehicle to the park and followed the white Honda Civic out of the neighborhood southbound on Mountain View towards the King Soopers, and then called the police. Police arrived and canvassed the surrounding area.
The occupants of the vehicle have not been identified at this time.
Investigators are collecting video surveillance and asking for the public’s help, particularly from homes on Windemere Lane, Fairway Pointe Drive, and Dundee Place with footage of a white Honda Civic that is missing the front bumper. Anyone with information is asked to call 303-441-4444.