Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-07 Wanted Kidnapping Suspect Kelly Swoboda (Photo)

Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-07 Wanted Kidnapping Suspect Kelly Swoboda (Photo)

January 30, 2014 15:30


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted kidnapping suspect.

49-year-old Kelly Vern Mark Swoboda is wanted in connection with a kidnapping and assault that occurred in Milwaukie, Oregon on Monday January 27, 2014.

Swoboda is suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a woman who was working at Palm Beach Tan, located at 17046 Southeast McGloughlin Boulevard. The victim, a woman in her 20s, suffered significant injuries and escaped by jumping out of Swoboda's minivan while it was moving along Southeast Oatfield Road.

Swoboda is described as a white male, 6'1" tall, 185 pounds, gray hair, blue eyes, wearing glasses. He may be driving a purple 1989 to 1996 Dodge or Plymouth Caravan.

Investigators believe he is armed and dangerous.

Anyone seeing Kelly Swoboda is asked not to approach him but to immediately call 9-1-1.

Two different photos of Kelly Swoboda are being released as well as a photo of a similar vehicle to what Swoboda may be driving to aid the public in this investigation.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be submitted in English, Spanish or French.

Visit to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Media Inquiries:
Lt. Robert Wurpes
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
(503) 237-2643




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