FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 22, 2022
Contact: Christine Duplan, Public Information Officer
SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAFELY RETURNS CHILD TO FATHER AFTER PARENTAL ABDUCTION
SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On September 20, 2022, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a parental kidnapping that occurred at 293 Pelican Drive unit 1802. Brian Dean advised that his former spouse, Rebecca Perkins, absconded with their 9-year-old son and was possibly fleeing to Mexico with her current boyfriend. This was in violation of a parental custody agreement and court order for abduction prevention measures. Perkins recently expressed extreme ideologies and was believed to be attempting to travel to the Skogen Bosque commune near San Cristobal de las Casa, Mexico. A felony arrest warrant was issued for Perkins for Violation of Custody Order and the child was entered into the national database as missing. While fleeing, Rebecca took several evasive measures to prevent herself and her child from being located by law enforcement. The following day, Perkins was taken into custody, without incident, while attempting to cross the border into Mexico at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in New Mexico. The child was safely reunited with his father.
“This critically time sensitive investigation, multi-state search, and subsequent arrest and safe reunification of the child could not have been possible without the relationships and assistance of our local, state and federal partners. It took the combined focus and determination of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Summit County 911 Center, 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Colorado State Patrol, United Stated Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigators and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to bring this investigation to a safe and successful conclusion. We are thankful to all of our partners,” said Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.
No further details will be released at this time.