Tip From Woman Claiming To Be Foster Mom Led Police To Suspect

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman who claimed to be the foster mother of Jonathan Skorksy provided the tip to Aurora police that led them to their prime suspect in last week’s attempted kidnapping case.

Adams County court documents also reveal the girl who police say was yanked from her bedroom by Snorsky in the middle of the night told officers she was able to get away from him after she screamed and pinched him.

Jonathan Skorksy

Jonathan Skorksy (credit: Aurora Police)

Formal charges are expected to be filed soon against Skorksy, 26, in the case. He is currently being held on a $500,0000 bond at the Arapahoe County Jail.

Court records say Snorsky cut the window screen of the 8-year-old’s house on Oct. 28 and opened an unlocked window, then pulled the girl outside.

“I don’t know why he chose that house,” said Beatrice Padilla, the girl’s grandmother, who attended a court hearing for Snorsky on Monday. Snorsky appeared before an Arapahoe County judge Monday in a separate case.

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During the kidnapping attempt, Snorsky allegedly asked the girl for a hug and told her his name was Jonathon. The girl also told police the man said he knew her parents.

The girl’s father found her in the alley behind their house a few moments later. She was screaming and running towards him.

Court documents indicate Snorsky’s DNA was found on the girl’s clothing.

Officials say the tip that led them to Snorsky — who was in jail already due to his other case — came from a woman claiming to be his foster mom. That woman said she thought the person who was depicted in the suspect sketch investigators released last week was Snorsky.

She also told police in the past she had caught Snorsky looking at child pornography.

Padilla told CBS4 on Monday she is glad her grandaughter is safe, but she wants to see Snorsky behind bars for good.

“Just put him away, keep him in jail, keep our kids safe,” she said.


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