Reports: Missing Kremmling man walked from football game to Pueblo
Missing Kremmling man Paul Kitterman was found in Pueblo on Tuesday evening shortly after 5 p.m.
The Pueblo Chieftain reported that Kitterman was seen by business owners walking around North Freeway Road near Benfatti Furniture in Pueblo. Kitterman was discovered after Pueblo Police received a tip from Kremmling Police that he might be in the area.
Pueblo police reported that Kitterman was unharmed and physically fine.
The Denver Post reported Kitterman told authorities he had his fill of football and wanted to walk to somewhere warmer. He reportedly walked from Sports Authority Field to Pueblo, sleeping outdoors along the way.
Kitterman disappeared last Thursday, Oct. 23, while attending the Denver Broncos versus San Diego Chargers football game at Sports Authority Field with friends and family.
He disappeared sometime after half-time of the football game but his disappearance was not discovered until the end of the game.
The story was first reported Sunday evening by Colorado news outlets and quickly turned into a media firestorm with national news agencies providing coverage.
After Kitterman was found Tuesday evening his family released the following statement to the media.
“Paul’s family and friends would like to thank everyone for their rapid and thorough response during a time of great distress. Finding Paul and getting him home is a direct result of cooperative action at its best.
“Right now, they report that Paul is exhausted and in a fragile state, both physically and mentally.
“At this time, even family and friends do not have the whole story. They are respecting Paul’s wishes for personal space and time to process the events of the past five days.
“They ask for understanding and privacy from the media as well, as they all recover from the stress and fatigue of the recent events.
“Again, Paul’s family thanks all individuals; organizations; law enforcement agencies; and local, state and national media for their efforts in getting Paul home safely.”
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