CODY, Wyo. (CBS4/AP) – The Cody Enterprise in Wyoming is reporting that a suspect in an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault has been taken into custody.

The suspect was apparently arrested in the Bozeman, Mont. area on Saturday and was being interviewed by authorities, according to the Cody Enterprise. It’s also reported that the suspect’s vehicle was also recovered.

The suspect’s name hasn’t been released.

Police say the man lured the 11-year-old girl into his SUV Monday by claiming he needed help finding a missing puppy. A group of hunters found the girl outside the town several hours later.

The man is described as between 45 and 60 years old, between 185 and 200 pounds, with short strawberry blond or white hair. He had a neatly trimmed mustache or beard and brown eyeglasses with blue accent stripes. The unidentified suspect was driving a white SUV, possibly a 2004-2005 Toyota Forerunner.

Authorities investigating the disappearance of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway from Westminster initially looked for a connection between the two cases but later determined they were not related.


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