Pikes Peak Courier View: Search for missing man ongoing

Published: 04.24.10

Pat Hill

Jeremy Griess, 39, disappeared from his home in Westminster April 11 and is believed to be in the Woodland Park area.

Griess is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds and has dark brown/ black hair and hazel eyes. He has a faint scar above his lips.

Three days later, the family picked up a signal from Griess’s Blackberry, which put him within a 20-mile radius of the AT &T cell phone tower in Woodland Park.

Griess often hiked in these areas, where family and friends are now searching:

Trails and roads along Highway 67 between Woodland Park and Deckers.

Along Highway 67, between Divide and Cripple Creek.

On U.S. 24, between Woodland Park and Eleven Mile State Park.

Griess’s car, a 1999 black two-door Honda Accord with a bike rack on the roof, had not been found as of late Tuesday afternoon. The license plate is Colorado plate No. 940 JSE.

According to news articles, local law enforcement will not join the search until the car has been found.

Among the news drifting in is a report from someone in Victor who recalls a car similar to Griess’s with a bike rack on top parked at the corner of Victor Avenue and 3rd Street April 13. Search efforts have also focused on County Road 67 between Victor and Cañon City.

Searchers plan to gather again Sunday morning April 25 in the parking lot in front of the Teller County Sheriff’s Office following a lead that Griess may be in the vicinity of Badger Mountain.

Anyone with information can contact the Westminster Police Department at 303-658-4360, check the Web site, http://www.jeremygriess.com, or e-mail jljcorona@gmail.com. People are also urged to contact the family at 402-499-3665 if they have any leads on Griess’s whereabouts or wish to help search.