Released Hostage Comes Home

Monday, March 5th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Casper, Wyoming-AP) -- An employee of a Tulsa oil company taken hostage in the jungles of Ecuador is now home in Casper, Wyoming.

David Bradley is staying with relatives after arriving in Denver by airplane last night, then traveling more than 275 miles to Casper.

Bradley's mother, Jimmie Gimmeson, says her son is looking for some privacy and rest following his ordeal.

Gimmeson says Bradley has lost about 60 pounds and a lot of sleep.

The Helmerich and Payne employee was one of ten people kidnapped from an oil camp in Ecuador last October. Two hostages managed to escape and another was killed.

The body of Helmerich and Payne employee Ronald Sander was found with five gunshot wounds to the back on January 31st.

The surviving hostages say they didn't learn of Sander's death until after their release.