Monday, January 19, 2015

UPDATE:18-Year-Old Grand Junction Woman, Missing


Updated Information Released March 1, 2015...

Mesa County, Colo. -- On Saturday, the remains of Kelly Mae Myers, 18, of Grand Junction, were recovered in the Cactus Park area of Mesa County, by investigators and the Mesa County Coroner's staff. Kelly was previously reported missing in late December 2014, by her family.

An autopsy occurred today and the Mesa County Coroner's release can be read here. At this time, it is considered a suspicious death investigation.

Further information will be released as it becomes available. This death investigation remains active and on-going.

Original Message Released January 19, 2015...

Mesa County, Colo. -- Kelly Mae Myers, 18, of Grand Junction, was reported missing to law enforcement in late December by family members in Mesa County. Her Facebook account shows no activity since December 17, 2014, and the last her family members heard from her was December 18, 2014.

A few reports to investigators have indicated Kelly might have hitch hiked to Utah. Investigators believe she has friends or known associates in the Salt Lake City area, and may have been trying to get there. Currently, investigators do not have any information she in endangered, however, her family insists this is very unusual behavior for Kelly and a great cause for concern.

It is not against the law to walk away from your "life" as an adult, however, if Kelly is okay and simply wants to be left alone, we would encourage her to contact Investigator Henderson, at (970) 244-3264, so we can share that information with her family.

At this time, she isn't considered endangered because we don't have any information or evidence to classify her case as such, but she is listed as missing. Anyone who knows her whereabouts, sees her or comes in contact with her, should call Investigator Henderson, at (970) 244-3264, or can send a private message to our agency's Facebook page. Emergency messages about Kelly can be directed to our local dispatch center, at (970) 242-6707, reference MCSO case # 14-38557.