Monday, May 18, 2020

Remains found in February confirmed to be missing Grand Junction man

Franklin “Frank” Taylor
Remains found
MESA COUNTY – Mesa County Sheriff’s Office investigators have confirmed remains found in February in Utah belong to missing Grand Junction man, Frank Taylor.

On February 29, 2020, dirt bikers found remains in the desert in Grand County, Utah. Mesa County Sheriff’s Office investigators have received DNA confirmation the remains belong to Mr. Taylor.

Franklin “Frank” Taylor, 53, was reported missing in March 2019 by friends under suspicious circumstances. In October 2019, Matthew Logan, 33, of Fruita, was arrested and is currently facing charges related to Mr. Taylor’s disappearance.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our partners at Grand County Sheriff's Office (UT), State of Utah Medical Examiner's Office, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations Laboratory for their assistance with this case. We also want to thank the public for all of their leads and continued vigilance in seeking justice for Mr. Taylor.

This cases remains under investigation.

For previous press releases about this case click here.