The search is now on for Cole Puffinburger’s grandfather too.
The three men believed to be Mexican nationals who stormed Cole’s east valley home were looking for money Clemens Fred “Clem” Tinnemeyer had stolen through drug trafficking, primarily in methamphetamine, according to Las Vegas police.
When the men couldn’t find the money, they took Cole, Capt. Vincent Cannito said Friday.
“They wanted to send a very clear message,” Cannito said. “Message sent, message received. They got the attention of an entire nation.”
Tinnemeyer hasn’t been seen in Las Vegas since May 21, and sources said the 51-year-old man is in hiding. Sources have also said he was an alleged money launderer for the cartel and owes them between $8 million and $20 million. REVIEW-JOURNAL
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The grandfather of a kidnapped 6-year-old Nevada boy has been arrested in Southern California after police named him a “person of interest” in the abduction.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s records show Clemons Fred Tinnemeyer was arrested late Friday in the city of Riverside.
AMBER Alert cancelled.
Cole Puffinburger, who was abducted Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been found safe, a police spokesman told CNN early Sunday.
Police say they have found Cole Puffinburger, who was abducted from his home on Wednesday.
According to the Associated Press, the 6-year-old was recovered at around 11:30 p.m. ET Saturday after a citizen informed detectives about a child walking the streets who matched Cole’s description.