Craig Ross Jr. Wiki – Craig Ross Jr. Biography
Craig Ross Jr., 46, appeared with a wispy beard and a receding hairline in the mugshot released by police Tuesday. He describes him as 6-foot-4 and about 275 pounds. The mugshot was released hours after Ross was officially charged with kidnapping at an arraignment in Milton Municipal Court, according to WNYT. He was taken early Tuesday to the Saratoga County Jail, where he is being held without bond while police continue to investigate whether he may be involved in other disappearances. Police will spend the day questioning Ross to see if he had been stalking Charlotte, if he is a pedophile or if he is simply a criminal trying to make money by ransoming him, Newsweek reports. They will also speak with his family and friends about his whereabouts and character, while simultaneously comparing his DNA to a database of child abduction cases. It’s unclear whether Ross allegedly targeted Charlotte specifically or randomly chased her when she was alone for a few minutes while she was biking through Moreau Lake State Park, where she had been camping with her family on Saturday.
Craig Ross Jr. is 46 years old.
The suspect lived just two miles from the boy’s home, according to an address listed on his vehicle registration, Gov. Kathy Hochul said at a news conference Monday night. She said the big break in the case came early Monday when Ross reportedly dropped a fingerprinted ransom letter into the Sena family’s mailbox. Investigators entered the prints into their database and linked them to Ross Jr., who was arrested in Saratoga in 1999 on a DWI charge, according to Hochul. “He literally drove up to the family’s mailbox, assuming they were not home [at] 4:20 in the morning, opened the mailbox and inserted the ransom note leaving behind the critical piece of evidence: his own fingerprint ”Hochul said. Two police teams in helicopters then descended on a Ballston Spa address where the suspect kept his caravan behind his mother’s house and arrested him “after some resistance” about 6:30 p.m., Hochul said. “They immediately found the girl in a closet,” the governor said. “She was rescued and she knew she was being rescued. She knew she was in good hands.” The girl’s parents were notified that she was rescued and she appeared to be “physically unharmed,” but she was still taken to a local hospital as a precaution. Following the news, Charlotte’s aunt thanked state police and local authorities for her efforts.