Cody Kidnapping Suspect Caught in Montana [VIDEO]
39-year-old Jesse Paul Speers, who is a suspect in a Cody, Wyoming child abduction case, has waived extradition and will be transferred to Wyoming in the coming days.
Speers is currently being held at the Gallatin County Detention Center in Bozeman after being captured by FBI agents and the Gallatin county Sheriff's department in Belgrade, Montana on Saturday.
Today, new details emerged surrounding the abduction of an 11-year-old Cody girl on October 8th.
According to the press hearing given by Cody Chief of Police Perry Rockvam, the victim was asked to help find a puppy and then threatened with a pistol to get into the suspects vehicle. The girl's hands were later tied in a church parking lot before being taken out into the mountains where she was hit in the head with a pistol and sexually abused. The suspect released the victim on a mountain road where she was later discovered by hunters.
Rockvam says the girl was courageous and extremely helpful in solving the case. The suspect was tracked by coordinating times and events in the girls story to cameras that captured the same vehicle at all of the suggested locations. The suspects vehicle was also captured traveling into Yellowstone National Park.
During the public hearing, Rocvam said that he is "very confident that we have the right person and I'm not going to comment on the confession."