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Police: Man charged with child luring in Lakewood not suspect in Adre’anna Jackson case

Lakewood police said Tuesday that a man charged with child luring is not a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of 10-year-old Adre’anna Jackson, but they are investigating his whereabouts at the time she went missing.

Investigators check into anyone arrested in the state for sex crimes related to abducting or luring children to see whether they might be connected to Adre’anna’s case, police spokesman Chris Lawler said in a statement.

The child was last seen Dec. 5, 2005, when she left home for Tillicum Elementary School. Her remains were found in a lot near Woodbrook Middle School four months later. How she died and who killed her has never been determined.

Patrick Huber, 59, was arrested Friday after police said he tried to convince three kids outside Woodbrook Middle School and an apartment complex to come to his home.

He pleaded not guilty to two counts of child luring Monday.

Police will see whether Huber was out of custody when Adre’anna went missing and if he was living in the area at the time.

“This is pretty standard in all types of cold case investigations,” Lawler said.

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