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May 12, 2022

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Missing Teen from Boulder County Located, Suspect Arrested

Missing Teen from Boulder County Located, Suspect Arrested

Boulder County, Colo. -

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office detectives have located Heaven White, the missing 14-year-old, alive and unharmed. Heaven was found in a home in the 5100 block of Santa Clara Place, in the City of Boulder.

Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at the home and after finding Heaven arrested 51-year-old James Dean, a resident of the home. Dean is charged with Violation of a Custody Order (C.R.S. § 18-3-304) a class four felony and Harboring a Minor (C.R.S. § 18-6-601) a class 2 misdemeanor.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community members who called in tips and offered to help find Heaven.

Sheriff’s detectives from the Boulder County Digital Forensics Lab worked throughout the day with members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Boulder County Drug Task Force to locate Heaven.

Dean is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case number is: 22-02107.


/s/ Jason Oehlkers, Detective Commander