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Ex-boyfriend a ‘person of interest’ in disappearance of Kittanning woman Katie Stoner

Chuck Biedka
| Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:41 p.m
Kittanning Borough Police are looking for Katie L. Stoner who has been missing since Thursday.

Kittanning police are looking for the onetime boyfriend of a missing woman.

Katie L. Stoner, 27, has been missing from Kittanning since about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police on Sunday confirmed they want to talk with John Eugene Colbert, 30, of New Castle. They say he is Stoner’s ex-boyfriend.

Kittanning Officer Michael Bartosiewicz said police have “deemed John Colbert a person of interest in the disappearance of Katie Stoner.”

Colbert is 6-foot-3 and weighs 185 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair. He has a tattoo that includes the word “loyalty” on his right arm.

According to Bartosiewicz and her Facebook page, Stoner had previously lived in New Castle.

Stoner’s Facebook page shows a photo of the blue-eyed, blonde Stoner with Colbert. The man is holding up one finger for the No. 1 symbol.

Stoner is 5-foot-11 and weighs about 160 pounds. She has blue eyes and blondish-brown hair.

She has a tattoo that says “Daddy’s Little Girl” on her right ankle.

Police said she was last seen with a cut on her left eye and burn marks on her wrists.

She was wearing a yellow North Face hooded sweatshirt, gray plaid Vans shoes and a black coat with brown fur hood.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bartosiewicz at the Kittanning Police Department at 724-543-1538 or call 911.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, or via Twitter .

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