Woman comes forward after police ask for help in reported kidnapping

UPDATE: The woman contacted police and authorities don't believe there is any criminal activity tied to this incident.
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE 9:45 p.m.:
The possible victim in a reported kidnapping case went to Pueblo police with information on what happened from her point of view Thursday night.

About two hours after police put out an alert for the possible kidnapping, the alleged victim came forward. Police posted the following to Twitter:
"23-year-old, Renee Pataska arrived at the Pueblo Police Department to explain her version of events. We would like to thank the citizens and media partners for your assistance in this case."

Police say they don't believe there is any criminal activity tied to the incident.


Police in Colorado are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who may have been kidnapped.

Pueblo police officers were called to an area in the 2200 block of West 13th Street at about 1:30 in the afternoon on Thursday. The neighborhood is on the west side of the city. According to the person who called authorities, 23-year-old Renee Pataska was taken forcefully by her 36-year-old boyfriend Phil Martinez. Both are pictured at the top of this article. Martinez had allegedly forced his way into the home.

Pataska and Martinez were last seen in Martinez’s gray Cadillac with purple racing stripes and Colorado license plate 938-QXD. Pataska and Martinez are both homeless. Officers checked several locations but have not been able to locate either of them.

If you see either person you're asked to call 719-553-2502.