The 55-year-old woman ordered a coffee drink under her name, and when she was at the coffee shop she told a customer she needed help. Her 52-year-old kidnapper saw the interaction, grabbed her and pulled her out of the store. He then pushed her into a vehicle and drove off quickly, officials said. The vehicle was last seen entering the Interstate 10 freeway headed eastbound towards the Phoenix area, according to officials.
Come Monday morning, the pair was seen leaving the Grand Canyon Inn in Valle around 7:30 a.m. on September 4. They had spent the night there, officials said.
Hetzel, who is the woman's former boyfriend who she had sought a restraining order against, is described as being 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs about 195 pounds, has brown hair and hazel eyes and was last seen wearing a blue colored shirt.
Hetzel has served time in prison for possession of items used to make explosive devices, using explosive devices with the intent to terrorize, criminal threats and felony vandalism. Officials believe the man has access to firearms and should be considered armed and dangerous. If seen, he should not be approached or contacted.
Anyone who has seen the suspect is encouraged to contact 911; several police agencies in California and Arizona are working this case together in hopes that she'll be located safely.