Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Julio Diaz Saves Cole Puffinburger

The good news is that Cole Puffinburger, age 6, has been found and reunited with his parents. The bad news is that the investigation into his disappearance may cause some major trouble for his family. 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger was taken from his Nevada home last week. The FBI speculate that his 51 year old grandfather, Clemens Tinnemeyer, may have been involved in "significant drug dealing." A companion of Clemens, Terri Leavy, 42, has been issued a warrant to appear as a federal material witness in Las Vegas, Nevada, related to Cole's disappearance. A similar warrant was directed to Cole's grandfather. The pair are currently detained by U.S. Marshals and will be questioned under the warrants.

No charges have been filed.

Julio Diaz, a bus driver picked up Cole as he was walking alone in Las Vegas.
Julio Diaz knew it was a police matter right away even though he did not recognize the boy.
Cole is healthy and was not harmed by the kidnappers. While police are focusing on a possible drug link to Cole's abduction, at this point it is speculation. In the mean time, Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper has speculated that Tinnemeyer may have stolen money from a Mexican drug cartel believed to be involved with methamphetamine. For more on Coles recovery see KVVU: Missing boy found alive

It is believed that there were three kidnappers. Authorities are seeking a man for questioning called Jesus Gastelum. In the interim, most are just glad that the child was not harmed.


j.j. said...

It should not just be the authorities, everyone should be searching for Jesus. Jesus saves!


Anonymous said...

Not that Jesus, J.J. You are such a card for a religious dude.


Anonymous said...

It sounds weird to say I am glad this may be drug related and not a pedophile kidnapping...

Ms Calabaza said...

Thank God for Good Samaritans and random acts of kindness, huh?

Anonymous said...

Good to see the kid made it back home.

Secrets said...

What a relief.

Does anyone know if Clemens is the fathers father or the mothers father?

I'd be pissed off with him!! He better be careful who the hell he robs in the future.

Anonymous said...

Julio Diaz is a true American Hero!