FREDERICK, Colo. — Law enforcement were alerted to a possible kidnapping when a woman and her daughter went missing late Thursday.
Weld County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they began combing an area of Frederick Thursday evening after a man contacted police to report that his wife, Sherri Pachello, 56, had just called to say she was being chased by a dark-colored vehicle.
Deputies responded to Pachello’s last known location and found a crash scene with an abandoned black 1992 Mercedes.
After further investigation, deputies said they learned that Pachello had driven to a home in Frederick to pick up her daughter, Alisha Johns, 36, who had gone to visit her estranged husband, Cimmeron Johns, 37.
Witnesses reported seeing two vehicles speeding away from the home, the vehicle in pursuit being a black Mercedes, which was often driven by Cimmeron Johns.
Deputies said they have not found Pachello’s car, and believe Cimemeron Johns may have taken control of the vehicle with Pachello and Alisha Johns inside. They described the missing vehicle as a gold-colored 1991 Ford Explorer with the Colorado license plate number 880WJT.
Police also uncovered information that was indicative of a domestic violence history between Alisha and Cimmeron Johns.
Pachello was described as 5-foot-3, 126 pounds, blonde hair and blue eyes.
Alisha Johns was described as 5-foot-2, 120 pounds, blonde hair and brown eyes.
Cimmeron Johns was described as 6-foot, 250 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 ext. 2825.