KILLEEN (December 12, 2010)—Killeen police have released additional details about the man for whom they’re searching after a 9-year-old girl was kidnapped Friday as she walked to a school bus stop.
The girl was abducted at around 7 a.m. Friday from the area of York Avenue and Murphy Street in Killeen.
She was later found in the area of Maxdale and Reece’s Creek Road.
She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, police said.
Police say the kidnapper was light skinned and possibly Hispanic with a slightly rough complexion.
He has medium to dark colored hair in a short buzz cut and a slim build.
He was wearing a tan digitized Army combat uniform and may have a slight accent.
Investigators think the vehicle he was driving was possibly a newer model Scion tC two-door that may be metallic purples or dark maroon in color.
The Killeen ISD notified parents about the incident Friday through automated phone calls that advised parents to “please remind your children about the need to be cautious about strangers in your neighborhood” and letters were sent home with students with more information, the district said.
Sunday night, investigators said there are similarities between Friday's kidnapping and one in October.
In that kidnapping, an 11-year-old girl was abducted near the 1100 block of Duncan.
The girl was grabbed at around 6:30 a.m. Monday Oct. 18 as she walked to a bus stop and was forced into a small black two-door car, police said.
She was driven to another location where she was sexually assaulted and then she was released near the area from which she had been abducted, police said.
The man for whom police are looking in that case is white, skinny, about 20 with a buzz haircut.
Investigators are asking with information to call the Killeen Police Department at (254) 200-7904 or Killeen Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS.
Tips may be texted by sending the word KILLEEN and the tip to 274637.
They may also be submitted online.