Cops were closing in just before kidnapper’s suicide
The man wanted in the abduction of his stepdaughter from Grand Junction shot and killed himself early Friday when confronted by police in Rifle. Cell phone records helped police close in on the man.
The Garfield County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Jody Kyle Haskin, 47, died at the scene after he shot himself in the area of Enterprise Court, less than a half-mile away from where 12-year-old Raeanna Rosencrans was found just after 10 p.m. Thursday at a Walmart store.
“He shot himself rather than surrender to law enforcement,” Garfield County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Walt Stowe said in an email.
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12:14 a.m. Near the intersection of West First Street and Colorado State Highway 13, police in Craig responded to a traffic stop. Craig police said they issued a bicyclist a citation. Police responded to at least one other traffic stop Monday.