Police look for missing woman

Authorities say an ex-boyfriend took her from her home Thursday morning.
Friday, August 6, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:07 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 26, 2008

Boone County Sheriff’s detectives searched Thursday night for a man and the Columbia woman they say he kidnapped Thursday morning.

Detectives say Andrew David Viggers may have taken Sara Riebold, his ex-girlfriend, to Kansas City. They have called several law enforcement agencies to help with the hunt, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

“This is being broadcast statewide and beyond,” said Sgt. Tom Reddin.

But a news release from the department said there’s also no proof the pair have left the area.

Riebold, who had a restraining order against Viggers, had said she was concerned he would take her to Kansas City and prostitute her.

Detectives were called at 7:29 a.m. to Riebold’s home in the 11000 block of Old Highway 63 North, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department. Riebold’s roommate reported he had been struck on the head and bound. The roommate, who has since been released from the hospital, said Riebold and his vehicle, a teal 1994 Mazda Protege, were missing, according to the release.

Detectives charged Viggers with the kidnapping Thursday afternoon, and also charged him with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault. Bond has already been set at $450,000.

Originally classified as an assault and possible abduction, detectives changed the status of the investigation after obtaining a warrant from Boone County prosecuting attorney’s office.

Viggers, who has unrelated warrants for his arrest in Cooper and Saline counties, is thought to be armed, according to the sheriff’s department release.

Riebold, 25, is a white, 5-foot, 7-inch female with brown hair and eyes. Viggers, 34, is described as a 5-foot, 3-inch, muscular, light-skinned black male, with several tattoos on his arms and body. He also has a mustache and a goatee.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Viggers or Riebold is asked to contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Department at 875-1111, or CrimeStoppers at 875-8477.

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