Annie Meyer went missing in February after she felt sick and left work early, and now police in Colorado have found the body of the 52-year-old woman.
The woman’s remains were found in Park County after a group of people camping found what they believed to be human remains near their cabin. Police have not yet confirmed that the body belongs to Annie Meyer, but the woman’s family said they have been notified that it is her.
“It’s just unbelievable,” Mark Meyer, Annie Meyer’s brother, told 7NEWS. “There is some relief now.”
Finding Meyer’s body has done nothing to answer the questions about her death. Annie’s Toyota pickup truck was found about three miles from her home, after it had been sold to a man, but Meyer’s family didn’t know if Annie sold it or someone else did.
Annie’s other vehicle, a 2009 RAV4 was recovered a few days later.
Family members believe that foul play was involved in the death, that Annie must have been taken by force.
“It is bittersweet,” said Annie’s friend, Tammy Haselhorst. “I’m glad we’ll have some closure, but…there’s all the unanswered questions. How long has she been laying up there? Who did this to her?”
“To say it’s over is not true. Because the person that’s done this to Annie, when that ‘s closed, then maybe the final closure will happen,” Haselhorst added.
Police said they want to question Meyer’s roommate, Melissa Miller, but she has refused to talk to police. Miller’s mother, Mary Trounce, has denied that her daughter was involved but did say Melissa hiked in the area where the body was found.
Police in Park County said they are treating the death of Annie Meyer as a homicide investigation.