Unified Police detectives arrested a 55-year-old Draper man they believe is connected to last week's disappearance of a Herriman girl who vanished from her home and emerged two days later unharmed but still in her pajamas without shoes.
Salt Lake County Sheriff James Winder said Angel Garcia was arrested Wednesday at about 7:30 p.m. and has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of child kidnapping, harboring a runaway, obstructing justice and child endangerment.
Brooklyn Gittins, 13, disappeared sometime between the night of Jan. 8 and the morning of Jan. 9. She left behind her shoes, glasses and was still wearing her pajamas. After two days of searching from more than 1,000 volunteers from Herriman and beyond, Gittins called her grandmother from a Walmart store in West Jordan on Thursday at 11:30 p.m. She was unharmed, but Salt Lake County authorities suspected that someone else may have been involved in the girl's mysterious disappearance.