Do you know this man? Mesa County seeks ID of dead person |

Do you know this man? Mesa County seeks ID of dead person

Staff Report
Janitzio De Filipe Diaz-Panigua
Mesa County Sheriff’s Office |


Anyone with information about who this man might be should call Mesa County Investigator Pete Burg at 970-244-3263.

The Mesa County sheriff’s office is seeking public assistance in identifying a deceased adult male found in the county on Sunday, May 10.

A cell phone was recovered with the body, and this image was on the phone. Mesa County authorities believe this photo is a selfie of the dead man.

Investigators and the Mesa County coroner are asking law enforcement agencies nationwide for help in trying to identify the body. The man was found in a canal in the area of 14 and P Roads, Loma.

Investigator Pete Burg told the Post Independent in an email that the man was believed to have been in the Glenwood Springs area in the past month and used the RFTA bus system.

The man is described as between the age of 20 and 40 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 175 pounds. He has dark brown or black hair that is more than 12 inches long. Both ears are pierced, and he has a number of tattoos on his back. Most notably, he has the image of a Grim Reaper and an image of Jesus. The tattoos also include three names: Alex, Clara and Janitzio.

Other than those on his back, he has a barbed wire tattoo on his left wrist and a small tattoo on his left ring finger.

The man was wearing black lace-up work boots, a wedding-style ring on his left thumb and blue jeans when his body was recovered from the canal.

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