Evidence collection complete in orchard near Glenwood Springs | PostIndependent.com

Evidence collection complete in orchard near Glenwood Springs

John Gardner
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that the investigation regarding the female body that was found dismembered in an apple orchard near Canyon Creek on June 12 continues.

In a press release sent out Monday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office officials stated that search efforts and evidence collection were concluded on Sunday around 6:30 p.m.

“They finished up with a grid search and got a lot more done Sunday than they expected and were able to wrap that up Sunday night,” said Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Holly Hopple.

Hopple said that investigators searched for missing remains through the weekend, but none were found.

Not all of the remains have been recovered, she said.

However, the sheriff’s office remains tight-lipped with information and have still not identified the woman or cause of death yet.

The Canyon Creek Road, which was restricted to area residents, was reopened to regular traffic Monday as well.

Hopple also indicated that the Sheriff’s Office had received various tips regarding the woman’s possible identity, and that the investigators are currently following any and all leads.

It was reported Sunday that a post-mortem exam revealed the body was that of a 20-35 year old Caucasian female with brown hair with blonde highlights. The report also stated that the woman had “multiple tattoos” and “extensive dental work.”

Sheriff’s Office officials still have not speculated on how long the body may have been at the orchard, or any other details, before it was discovered by a boy working in the orchard Friday.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone with information regarding this case, or with information about a missing person who matches the description of the deceased, contact the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office at 945-0453, or the Garfield County Crime Stoppers for those wishing to remain anonymous at 945-0101.


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