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For Immediate Release

Contact:
March 14, 2013 Sr. Inspector Lisa Norbert, District of Alaska (907) 271-3504;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Alaska Fugitive Arrested & 4 Missing Alaska Children Recovered in Breckenridge, Colorado

Anchorage, AK – Under Operation Pickup, the U.S. Marshals Service in Alaska assisted the Alaska State Troopers in locating fugitive Susan C. Moore who fled Girdwood in August 2012 with 4 children. Moore was wanted by the Alaska State Troopers for Custodial Interference (in Anchorage case number 3AN-12-2618CR) and the 4 children have been reported as missing.

Information was developed by law enforcement that Moore may be armed and suicidal.

On Thursday, March 14, 2013, the Alaska USMS requested assistance from the USMS-Colorado Violent Offender Task Force in Denver, Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Breckenridge Police Department which ultimately led to Moore’s arrest in Breckenridge, Colorado today. The 4 missing children were safely recovered and placed into the custody of Summit County Children’s Services in Colorado pending being reunited with their father.

The USMS investigation revealed that Moore and the children traveled from Alaska to Texas and Iowa prior to her arrest in Breckenridge, Colorado.

On Monday, March 18, 2013, Moore will appear before the court in Colorado pending her extradition based off the Alaska warrant. Moore is currently incarcerated at Summit County Sheriff’s Office in Breckenridge, Colorado.

The U.S. Marshals in Alaska and Alaska State Troopers would like to thank the following agencies for their quick response which lead to Moore’s arrest and the safe recovery of the 4 missing children: USMS- Denver, Colorado, to include the Colorado Violent Offender Task Force, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Breckenridge Police Department and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Operation Pickup is a collaborative program involving the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), U.S. Marshals Service and state/local law enforcement that targets fugitives who are believed to be in the company of a missing child.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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