Human Remains in Garfield County Identified

Woman was reported missing in 2005

July 18, 2013

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GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – Commander Middleton reported today that the test results were back from CBI on the human remains that were discovered last Friday, four miles east of Battlement Mesa along County Road 309. We are appreciative of and thankful to CBI for their timely and definitive report in this matter. The DNA analysis confirmed the remains were those of Mary Comiskey. Mary Comiskey disappeared in December of 2005.

The family has been notified and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office will continue its investigation into the cause of death. Since this is an active investigation no further information will be released at this time. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation while we allow our investigators to do their work.

No further information will be released at this time.