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Nicholas Farber Press Conference

Aired August 30, 2002 - 10:35   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


FREDRICKA WHITFIELD, CNN ANCHOR: Now we want to take you to that press conference in Riverside, California, where the police are about to make their announcement about a suspect in the case of Nicholas Farber.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The color configuration may be a little bit different, but it is a Bounder motor home, and there are kangaroos on each side of the motor home.

QUESTION: Sheriff,. can you tell us the significance to the motor home? Are they in it, do you think?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The vehicle is 32-feet long, tan this color. And does have an orange stripe, and like I said it has a kangaroo decal on each side. We do believe that Nicholas Farber is in this vehicle, along with Debra Rose, and one of the suspects who took part in the violent abduction of Nicholas. We believe that the suspect in the composite that was released on the first day is the one that is with Debra Rose and Nicholas at this time.

Anyone seeing this vehicle, call 911. Do not approach the vehicle. Call 911. There is a possibility that they are armed and they are dangerous. Please call 911.

QUESTION: The question was, can you tell us when the vehicle was last seen?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is critical we find this vehicle, and the vehicle can be anywhere in the United States at this point in time.

QUESTION: The question, is Carla Bender still a suspect? Yes, she is. And is she in the vehicle? And How did they learn about the motor home?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was through investigative leads that the investigators were following up last night?

QUESTION: Has it been spotted is the question? In what state?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: California.

QUESTION: And more specific in California?

QUESTION: Sheriff, this seems to be all over the map now. We have the California kidnapped. We have got the Colorado connection. Is there a Florida connection, or is this just where the vehicle happens to be from? UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There could be a Florida connection. We believe that the vehicle is somewhere in the United States. Right now, we are not sure what the destination is at this point.

QUESTION: Can you identify the male that released...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What are you hearing right now is the sheriff of Riverside County saying they are looking for this large sort of Greyhound bus like RV with Florida license plates HS702J -- Florida plates, HS702J. Coming up at the top of the hour, we will show you that picture again of the vehicle, and again repeat the license plate.

So again, that's the press conference right now, and that's the main even, reporting that they are now looking for a very large...

LEON HARRIS, CNN ANCHOR: All right, we want to give you a quick wrap up of what we were hearing there. We jumped in there just after this press conference had gotten underway in Riverside, California. The police releasing information that helped them to try to track down this little boy, Nicholas Farber, the nine-year-old boy who's missing for a couple of days now.

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