WARM SPRINGS, OR -- The FBI and Warm Springs Police hope tips from the public will lead them to a missing 11-year-old girl. They believe Kaitlyn Stofiel is with her father, who may be distraught.
In late February, Thomas Stofiel’s pickup was found parked about a half mile down the Mt. Wilson turnoff of Highway 26, on the Warm Springs Reservation. He is her custodial father; they most recently lived in Portland and Kaitlyn was reportedly home-schooled. Neither Stofiel has a known connection to the warm Springs area.
Thomas Stofiel is 44-years-old, 5'05" and 125 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He is known to possess various weapons and reportedly has survival skills. Kaitlyn has long, dark hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information on their immediate whereabouts is asked to call 911, or call the FBI in Bend at 541-389-1202 with other information on the case. Do not approach the pair. Officers say they simply want to locate the girl to ensure she is safe.