Aurora police arrest suspect in kidnapping of 8-year-old girl
AURORA, Colo — Aurora police have arrested a 26-year-old “predator” who they said kidnapping an 8-year-old girl from her bedroom late Monday night.
John Stanley Snorsky Jr., from Aurora, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of violating parole on on an unrelated charge, said Investigative Division Chief Rob McGregor Saturday.
During the course of the week, investigators collected almost 200 tips from the public about the kidnapping and Friday, police were able to develop enough evidence to charge Snorsky, Oates said.
He is being held on a charge of first- and second-degree burglary and second-degree kidnapping.
“We have this predator off the streets,” Oates said, adding that police were continuing to accept tips from the public about Snorsky “so we can learn more about him.”
Snorsky works at a Sub Shop in Aurora near E. 6th Avenue and N. Sable Boulevard. He is also a “self-proclaimed artist,” said McGregor.
The girl was kidnapped early Monday morning. She screamed which alerted her father.
He found her alone in the alley behind their home near the intersection of E. 16th Avenue and Hanover Street. The girl’s father told police he saw her kidnapping drive away in what he thought was a silver BMW.
McGregor said that car was likely a silver Mercedes that Snorsky owned, which was impounded Tuesday and searched Friday.
Police detectives searched Snorsky’s home Wednesday and after searching his car Friday, determined there was enough evidence to charge him with the kidnapping late in the afternoon Friday, McGregor said. His arrest warrant was signed around 10 p.m. that night.
McGregor praised the 8-year-old victim saying she was “a brave young lady” in describing her kidnapper so police could develop a composite sketch, which he said was “very very close” to Snorsky.