By Rich Vosepka, Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - More than a week after a 14-year-old girl was
kidnapped from her bedroom, police Wednesday identified a
man they think
may have information about her disappearance.
A milkman told police that two days before Elizabeth Smart
he saw a car drive slowly up and down her street about 7
a.m., then follow
him up another street. The milkman then took down
the Utah license plate
Police want to question the car's owner, Bret Michael Edmunds, a
transient, Police Sgt. Fred Louis said.
"We don't think he's a suspect at this point," Salt Lake City Police
Fred Louis said. Edmunds was being sought on outstanding
warrants on charges
of fraud and assault on a police officer.
He is probably living in a 1997 green Saturn with Utah license plate
266XJH, Louis said.
Tom Smart, the missing girl's uncle, said police hadn't showed family
the photograph of Edmunds. He said he has faith in the
remains confident that Elizabeth will be found
In early May, police in another city stopped Edmunds for having
car registration. Edmunds allegedly sprayed the officer with
and sped off, police said.
"Even if he had nothing to do with the abduction, we'd like to get
off the street," Assistant Police Chief Craig Gibson said.
Elizabeth was taken from her home in the early morning hours of June
police said. Her sister, who shared a bedroom with her, said the
to harm Elizabeth if she told anyone. She waited two
hours to tell her
Elizabeth's sister described the kidnapper as a 5-foot 8-inch man.
is 6-foot 2-inches tall and 235 pounds.
The search for suspects has included people who were known to have
access to the home, and sex offenders who live in the region.
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In all, police have interviewed hundreds of people and received 6,000
of which 600 were deemed worthy of following up. About half of
leads have been cleared.