Kindergarten Teacher Goes Missing After Bailing Man Out of Jail
A kindergarten teacher in Arizona disappeared several days ago after she posted bond for a man in Flagstaff, local reports said.
Cathryn Gorospe, 44, hasn’t been seen since Friday, Oct. 6, when she posted bail for Charlie Malzahn, 27, ABC15 reported.
Her roommate became concerned when she didn’t come home or return her phone calls, Fox 10 reported. A missing persons report was filed two days after she left.
The Deer Valley Unified School District sent out a letter to parents alerting them about the missing teacher.
Gorospe is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.
Malzahn was questioned by police, and he didn’t have any information to tell them. It’s unclear what relationship Malzahn and Gorospe had.
On Oct. 10, Malzahn attempted to buy items with her credit and debit cards. He might have been driving her SUV, according to ABC15, which said her vehicle was seen Monday in Phoenix. He was later arrested after a police pursuit.
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Malzahn, once he was arrested, assaulted two officers and caused a cut above one of them while he tried to escape. He tried to wrap his handcuffs around the officer’s neck during the escape attempt, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office told ABC15.
Gorospe was seen via security camera footage as she drove to the Coconino County Jail, as AZFamily reported. Gorospe planned to return home with Malzahn that night, her roommate told the news website.
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On Saturday, police believe Malzahn contacted some acquaintances in Clifton “to try and get some drugs and a gun.”
Flagstaff Police Sgt. Cory Runge said that harm may have come to Gorospe after she went missing. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is encouraged to call 928-774-1414.
Malzhan was jailed Aug. 20 on theft and gun possession charges. A police report discovered that he was arrested in August for carjacking his sister, leading to the charges against him, AZFamily.com reported this week.
“Charles then went to the back of the van and made one of [his sister’s] kids sit in the front seat,” according to the police report. “Charles pulled out a black handgun and [his sister] stopped the vehicle and took her children out.”