UPDATE: MONDAY 8/21/2023 9:05 p.m.

(PUEBLO, Colo.) — Cassandra Bastian and her daughter were located on Monday, Aug. 21 in Daytona, Florida.

According to the Pueblo Police Department (PPD), around 6:45 p.m. on Monday, authorities in Daytona found Cassandra Bastian and her daughter in a hotel. Cassandra was taken into custody on kidnapping charges and her daughter is reported to be safe and unharmed with law enforcement.

The CBI Missing and Endangered Alert has been canceled.

ORIGINAL STORY: Pueblo Police looking for non-custodial mother accused of kidnapping

TUESDAY 8/15/2023 7:08 p.m.

The Pueblo Police Department (PPD) is asking the community for help looking for a non-custodial mother who did not return her daughter to the child’s legal guardian.

PPD posted on Tuesday, Aug. 15 and said officers originally responded just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13 to a report of a missing person.

The custodial guardian of a 7-year-old had allowed the girl’s biological mother, 39-year-old Casandra Bastian, to have visitation with her daughter, but Casandra did not return the girl to her legal guardian.

PPD said an Amber Alert could not be issued for the girl due to “strict reporting requirements” of the Amber Alert process, and because the girl was not deemed to be in any imminent danger of injury. However, PPD would like the community to be on the lookout for Casandra, her daughter, and the car they may be traveling in.

Casandra was last seen on Sunday with her daughter in a red Ford Explorer with Texas license plate S63-XSJ, which PPD said is a fake plate.

  • Casandra Bastian
  • Ford Explorer driven by Casandra Bastian
  • Ford Explorer driven by Casandra Bastian

PPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Casandra on Second Degree Kidnapping charges. If anyone has any information on this incident, you are encouraged to contact Pueblo Police dispatch at (719) 553-2502 or Detective Alex Hovet at (719) 553-3329.

To remain anonymous, you can also contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at (719) 542-STOP (7867) or pueblocrimestoppers.com. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.