Tuesday, April 25, 2017

UPDATE: Confirmed, Dogs' bodies mutilated by train

BB, 1 1/2 years old
ORCHARD MESA, Colo - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has learned the two dogs found dead on the train track last week were hit by a train in Orchard Mesa.

A train conductor with Union Pacific confirms seeing the two deceased dogs on the tracks the morning of April 19th. The dogs were noticeably dead and intact before the train passed by. Unfortunately, the train was moving too fast to stop and move the bodies of the dogs out of the way.  

We are still asking for the public's help in finding how the dogs died and how they got on the train tracks.

Two people were seen in a dark green Pontiac, possibly late 90s or early 00s model, in the area around that time. We are asking for the public's help to locating those individuals. Deputies want to see if they may have witnessed how the dogs came to be on the tracks.

Calypso, 6 months old
Their remains were found by people recreating in the area the evening of April 19th.

The two pit bull dogs went missing on Saturday, April 15th after escaping the backyard by jumping the fence in their Orchard Mesa home.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office takes all cases of animal abuse very seriously. We are continuing to follow up leads and tips from the public. Thank you to everyone who has called in information.

If anyone saw these dogs around the train tracks, or saw anyone with these dogs in that area please contact the Mesa County Sheriff's Office at (970) 242-6707 or call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Information sought in animal abuse case

BB, 1 1/2 years old
ORCHARD MESA, Colo - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding the person(s) responsible for the deaths of two local pets.

Wednesday evening the bodies of two pit bull dogs were found mutilated on the railroad tracks in Orchard Mesa by people recreating in the area.

The dogs were found in separate locations on the tracks near the river by the waterfall just past the shooting range.

The dogs were not tied down to the tracks, and there was no evidence of any rope nearby. However, deputies are treating this as a case of animal abuse.

The dogs went missing on Saturday, April 15th after escaping the backyard by jumping the fence in their Orchard Mesa home.

Calypso, 6 months old
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office takes all cases of animal abuse very seriously and is asking for the public's help for more information about these animals whereabouts after they ran away the weekend of April 15th until their bodies were found April 19th. If anyone saw these dogs around the train tracks, or saw anyone with these dogs in that area or during that time frame please contact the Mesa County Sheriff's Office at (970) 242-6707 or call Crime Stoppers at 241-7867. Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous.

UPDATE: Missing campers found safe

Kayden Cook, 8
Missing
UPDATE!!! MESA COUNTY, Colo. The missing campers arrived home safe just before 9:00 am this morning. The two ended up camping an extra night in Montrose County, not in the Glade Park area as originally thought.

It is always a good idea to keep loved ones informed of travel, camping, and/or hiking plans. If those plans change, make sure to get a message to them with the updated information.

Thank you to everyone who helped send in tips during this search.

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Monday April 24, 2017 2:42 am

Missing campers: Man and 8-year-old

MESA COUNY, Colo - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding two overdue campers.

Terry Jackson, 34
Missing
Terry Jackson, 34, and his fiancé's 8-year-old son Kayden Cook went camping Friday and did not return home Sunday as planned.

Jackson left Clifton around 4:30pm Friday with the intention of going camping and fishing on the Colorado National Monument or the Glade Park area.

They left in a white 2011 Ford Ranger with temporary tags and a front tag from "Drive Time" car sales. The truck is a single cab and does not have a topper, it is in good condition.

Terry is a white male, 5'08" weighing 155 pounds with graying brown hair and blue eyes.

Kayden is white male, 4'00" weighing 60-70 pounds with blonde hair and blue eye.

2011 Ford Ranger
Temporary Tags
Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies along with the Mesa County Search and Rescue Team have spent Sunday night thoroughly combing the areas of Glade Park and most of the Colorado National Monument. All of the area hospital have been checked as well. Jackson has a history of changing his mind about where he's going while he's en route. He has no phone.

If anyone sees the vehicle or the two missing persons please call 911 immediately. If you are out of cell phone range, make note of the time and location then call as soon as you can.