New information could help return a Seattle child abducted by her biological father in 2014

The Seattle Police Department has released new age-progression photos of a girl kidnapped by her biological father in 2014, and new photos of the father in question. Detectives recently revealed that they believe her father may be dressing as a woman, which could help the community find the pair faster, 

On Nov. 6, 2014, Jason Potter was ordered by the King County Superior Court to turn over custody of his then-7-year-old daughter, Julia, to the child's mother. 

Detectives say Potter fled a North Seattle home with Julia wasn't heard from until seven years later despite a $250,000 nationwide warrant issued for his arrest for 1st Degree Custodial Interference. 

SPD Detectives have confirmed he visited a nursing home in Olympia in September 2021, where he was recognized by a staff member.  He was angry because the location was in Covid lockdown and stated he "drove a long way,"  No vehicle was seen.  The incident wasn’t reported until after the he had left the nursing home.   Detectives say he had a beard at the time. 

Julia's mother, Ralitsa Potter, told FOX 13 in 2019 that she keeps a diary filled with daily messages for her daughter. 

"I'm trying to stay positive and to visualize you are in my arms," she said at the time. 

Julia's room still looks just like she left it when she was taken at age 7-- pink and fit for a princess. Julia would be 16-years-old now. 

In her diary to Julia, Ralitsa writes, "If you are able to, dial 911 and tell the phone operator your name, my name and that I'm searching for you. This will return you in my arms."

Seattle detectives told FOX 13 in 2019 that they don't have reason to think Julia is in any danger, but they say a life on the run is not in her best interest, no matter how well her father treats her.

Detectives say Jason Potter is known to have an interest in boats, and could be in Bellingham, Tacoma or Oregon City, Oregon. 

He could also be in the Himalayas, India and Nepal. 

Detectives say the photo of him dressing as a woman was taken prior to Julia's abduction.

If you have any information on Julia's or Jason's whereabouts, contact Seattle Police Det. Rande Christiansen at 206-615-0066. You can also send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound for a cash reward of up to $1,000. You can send a tip to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS or by using the P3 Tips app. 

Age-progession photos of Jason Potter, with and without facial hair.