No new breaks in disappearance of Kremmling man
The disappearance of a Kremmling man at Sports Authority Field during last week’s Broncos game has raised many questions and left few answers.
Paul Kitterman, 53, of Kremmling disappeared Thursday, Oct. 23, while attending the Denver Broncos versus San Diego Chargers football game. Kitterman was at the game with his son Jarod and two other friends.
Kitterman left his seat at halftime and never returned, according to family and friends. He rode to the game with friends and did not have his own vehicle.
Kitterman’s friend Tia Bakke rode to game with the missing man. Bakke and her boyfriend were sitting in a different portion of the stadium than Kitterman and his son.
After the game was over, Kitterman’s three companions searched the stadium for him, contacted police and searched area jails and hospitals to no avail. Bakke said Kitterman did not bring his cell phone and did not have credit cards. She estimated he was carrying $50 cash.
Bakke said Kitterman does not have medical problems and has not had any past issues with drugs or other dangerous activities.
The Denver Police Department (DPD) has begun reviewing security camera footage from Sports Authority Field. DPD Public Information Officer Sonny Jackson said the department is still reviewing the footage from the stadium.
“At this point in time we do not have any evidence of foul play,” he said.
The sentiment has frustrated Bakke and other searching for Kitterman.
“The Denver Police Department has not provided any more information regarding the tapes. Only that they have them and are reviewing them but nothing more,” she said. “We have not made any progress since last Thursday when we lost him. We are frustrated that they [DPD] don’t believe us that something is wrong. We truly believe something is wrong. This is not right, this is not normal.”
The DPD reported a body was found near Sports Authority Field on Tuesday morning but immediately announced they do not believe it is Kitterman. The DPD has not completed its investigation on the body found Tuesday morning but, “at first glace it does not appear to be Mr. Kitterman,” said Sonny Jackson.
Kitterman’s friends and family continue to search for him. Kitterman’s story has received coast-to-coast attention and has garnered coverage on national media outlets.
Chief Scott Spade of the Kremmling Police Department said his office is working to provide assistance to Kitterman’s family and friends in the Kremmling area but his department has not been contacted by the DPD to provide assistance.
If you have any information about Paul Kitterman, contact the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000.
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