Friends say man vanished during Broncos game

DENVER – Friends and family are searching for a Kremmling man who they say never returned to his seat after halftime at Thursday's Broncos game.

Paul Kitterman, 53, was at the game with his son, Jarod, and two friends.

He hasn't been seen since.

"Paul and Jarod had never been to a game so we got some extra tickets," said Tia Bakke, who, along with her boyfriend, was at the game with the father and son.

They all drove down to Denver together from Kremmling, which is about two hours from Sports Authority Field. Kitterman did not drive -- he was a passenger.

Paul and Jarod had seats in the south bleachers that were separated from Bakke and her boyfriend. They met back up at halftime.

"Paul's like… we'll see you after the game," Bakke said.

That was the last they heard from Paul. Jarod said he never came back to his seat. After the game, she says they scoured the stadium and called security and police, in addition to jails and hospitals in the area.

Bakke said Kitterman, who is not a "technology guy," did not bring his cell phone, and did not have credit cards. Bakke said he was carrying about $50 cash.

"He's absolutely nowhere to be found," Bakke said. "It's been the longest, [most] miserable three days of our lives."

Bakke said Kitterman does not have medical problems and hasn't had any issues with drugs or other dangerous activity in the past.

"This is just so not characteristic of Paul," she said. "Paul is one of the most loyal, responsible people you'll ever meet in your life. He would never, ever just leave you hanging, and especially his son. He would never leave Jarod."

Bakke said they've continued to call hospitals and have been handing out fliers, but they've exhausted all of their resources.

"We don't know what else to do," she said.

Anyone who has seen or heard from Paul Kitterman is asked to call Denver Police.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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