AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police said they have located a girl who was the subject of a statewide Amber Alert last week before it was discovered she allegedly staged her own kidnapping.
Det. Robert Friel with Aurora police said a tip led investigators to a motel in the 14200 block of East Colfax Avenue while searching for Jasmine Colleen-Ila Fike, 15.
“Since the search for Jasmine began, investigators have been working around the clock tracking down leads in this case,” Friel said in a statement.
Friel said Sgt. Joe Young with the Crimes Against Children Unit spotted a young girl west of the motel standing alone near a fast-food restaurant.
“Although she had taken steps to alter her appearance, he believed that the girl was in fact Jasmine Fike. Additional officers were requested to respond to the area to prevent her from escaping,” Friel said. “Once all escape routes were addressed, Sergeant Young approached Jasmine and took her into custody.”
Friel said Fike was in reasonably good condition and didn’t require medical attention. She’s now being held in a juvenile detention center.
Criminal charges are expected against Fike.