Weld Sheriff seeks assistance in 1973 Cold Case

Published on October 27, 2022


The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public's assistance in identifying an unidentified female discovered on November 19, 1973, four miles west of Platteville, CO. The skeletal remains of a Caucasian female were found ½ mile north of the Hwy 66 bridge over the St. Vrain River. The woman was possibly between the ages of 23 and 25, and approximately 5’02” tall. She was wearing a red short-sleeved sweater and brown slacks with a 31” inseam and 31” waist.

The photograph is a facial reconstruction completed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation of the woman as she may have looked in 1973.

If you recognize the female, please contact WCSO Cold Case Detective Byron Kastilahn, (970)400-2827 reference case 73W3059.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward.