Information on missing, endangered 11-year-old girl sought
An 11-year-old Portland girl, in the custody of her father, Thomas Clarence Stofiel, 44, has been reported missing and endangered. Stofiel's pickup was located just off U.S. Highway 26 in the northwest corner of the Warm Springs Reservation.
According to information from the FBI and Warm Springs Police Department, Stofiel and his daughter, Kaitlyn Stofiel, have not been seen in more than a week. The pickup truck was discovered in late February about one-half mile in from Highway 26, on the Mount Wilson turnoff road. The turnoff is about 26 miles northwest of Warm Springs, near milepost 76.
There is no apparent connection to the Warm Springs Reservation, aside from the location of the pickup.
Police report that Stofiel — who is white, 5-foot-5-inches tall, about 125 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes — may be distraught. He reportedly has survival skills and possesses various weapons.
Stofiel has custody of his daughter, who is also white, with dark hair and blue eyes. No weight or height was available for her, but she is reportedly tall and thin for her age, and was being home-schooled.
Police caution that anyone who sees Stofiel should not approach him, but rather call 911. Anyone with information about the case should call the FBI in Portland at 503-224-4181, ext. 0, at any time, day or night, or the FBI in Bend at 541-389-1202, or the Warm Springs Police Department at 541-553-1171.