Vanished Broncos Fan Found Safe, Back With Family

PHOTO: Paul Kitterman, second from left, poses for a photo with his stepson, Jarod Tonneson, left, and two family friends shortly before his disappearance at a Denver Broncos game on Oct. 23, 2014.PlayCourtesy of Tia Bakke
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Paul Kitterman, the 53-year-old father who went missing during halftime at Thursday's Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game, has been found safe, police said.

Denver Police made the announcement on their Twitter account: "DPD confirming that Paul Kitterman has been located and is safe after going missing from the Bronco Game." Later they added: "Paul Kitterman was located in Pueblo, Colorado. Again, he is unharmed. All questions should be directed to the family."

He was later relocated with his family, his stepson Jarod Tonneson confirmed.

Pueblo is about 115 miles south of Denver, and more than 200 miles from Kitterman's hometown of Kremmling, Colo.

Kitterman seemed to be happy and behaving normally before his disappearance Thursday night, his companions said, and told them that the experience of going to his first Broncos home game was "awesome."

Soon afterwards, he vanished.

Police let officials at Sports Authority Field dig through the game's surveillance footage, a process that began Monday, because of their expertise with the camera setups, Denver Police Department spokesman Sonny Jackson said Tuesday. Any intriguing moments on the tapes were to be flagged for police.

Kitterman was sitting with Tonneson after going to the game with friend Tia Bakke and another friend, who were sitting in a different section. He was last seen by his son when he left to go meet those friends around halftime.

PHOTO: Paul Kitterman, pictured here, had plans to go hunting with his stepson, Jarod Tonneson, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, according to his friend, Tia Bakke, but Kitterman went missing at a Denver Broncos game the night before.Courtesy of Tia Bakke
Paul Kitterman, pictured here, had plans to go hunting with his stepson, Jarod Tonneson, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, according to his friend, Tia Bakke, but Kitterman went missing at a Denver Broncos game the night before.

Kitterman, a construction worker and ranch hand from Kremmling, did not have his cell phone or any credit cards -- and only had about $50 cash -- when he went to the game, Bakke told ABC News.

"He would never bail on his son or anyone, so by Friday night we knew something was really, really, wrong," Bakke told ABC News.

Police were not actively searching on foot for Kitterman because there was no indication a crime occurred, they said.

Besides the analysis of the surveillance footage, much of the search appeared to be in the hands of friends passing out fliers.

"We searched the stadium we have been going to hospitals," Tonneson said. "We have just been all over the place."

Tonneson, who also works as a construction worker, was one of Kitterman's few regular contacts in the area because Tonneson's parents and siblings live out of state, according to The Associated Press.

"He wouldn't just take off, you know?" Tonneson told the AP. "He wouldn't leave me there."

ABC News' Carol McKinley, Jennifer Metz and Johah Lustig contributed to this report.