CNN LIVE EVENT/SPECIAL
Nicholas Farber Press Conference
Aired August 29, 2002 - 09:36 ET
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BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: Riverside County, California.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are looking for a woman, Carla Bender. She was a roommate of Deborah Rose. We believe that they could be together, and I would ask Carla bender if she sees this broadcast to please give us a call, so that we can talk to her. She is not a suspect in this case at this time, but we do need to speak to her. She is probably traveling with her son, Keenan, 12-year-old on, and could be traveling with Deborah Rose.
To anyone who may see this woman, please call us at the hotline, 760-836-1632.
QUESTION: Sheriff (UNINTELLIGIBLE) in the Southern California area, or are you simply looking everywhere?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are looking everywhere. We do not know the location of Carla and her son at this time, and we still do not know their location of Debra Rose.
QUESTION: Of course, you are saying they are not a suspect, but starting to point to the fact that they were all involved in the abduction of our young Michael. and you think young Michael might be with the two women now. Is that a possibility?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is a possibility. They are not suspects that time.
QUESTION: This vehicle that you are looking for, did she have access to that vehicle?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She could have had access to that vehicle.
Through the investigation.
QUESTION: When we saw you receive the news earlier this morning, there seemed to be a great deal of excitement in the group, and that gave us some hope of encouragement, that you received good news. Do you have any good news for us this morning?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Unfortunately, we do not. We still do not know where Nicholas is, or whether he is safe.
QUESTION: Can you tell us why they are together?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They were roommates in Colorado Springs, in Colorado.
QUESTION: Do you know when you went to her home and she wasn't there, her husband was there at the time? Have you been able to talk to him and learn anything from him?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Carla's husband or Debra's?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, we have not.
QUESTION: Does Carla have ties to the Valley at all, or just to Colorado Springs?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To our knowledge, no ties to the valley. Thank you.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you, and that concludes the press conference. The next conference will be at 4 o'clock, unless we have any other updates.
QUESTION: 4 o'clock West Coast time, 7 o'clock here in the East, but a little more information now coming out about the abduction and kidnapping of the nine-year-old Nicholas Farber from yesterday. Now police looking for Carla Bender. At one time possibly roommates with the mother of the boy, Debra Rose, back in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Authorities say she may be traveling with her own 1-year- old son, Keenan.
The woman again, the picture that we have just seen a few moments ago in California, 760-836-1632, the number to call in California.
In the words of the sheriff-elect Bob Doyle, we are looking everywhere.
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