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  • maramanc 7:34 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink  

    Memorial Service for Jeremy 

    A Memorial service for Jeremy will be held this Saturday May 22, 2010 at 11am in Minden, Nebraska.

    Jeremy John Griess

    Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 22, 2010 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

    206 North Colorado Avenue, Minden, NE 68959-1623 (308) 832-1343‎

    Pastor Donald Becker will officiate.

    Flowers can be sent directly to the church.

    Link to Church

    ________________________________________________________________

    He is survived by his Mother, Wanda LaPage; Stepfather, Roger LaPage;

    Father, Ted Griess; Stepmother, Rita Griess;

    Brother, Tony Griess; Sister-in-law, Amy Cannella;

    Sister, Cassandra Kanter; Brother-in-law, Troy Kanter;

    Sister, Chandra Maraman; Brother-in-law, Paul Maraman;

    Nephews, Baxter and Parker Kanter and August Griess;

    Nieces, Vivian Griess, Sheridan and Lydia Maraman;

    A host of relatives and many friends.

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  • maramanc 3:37 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Letter from Mike, The Man who found Jeremy 

    We felt this message from Mike to be of such great comfort that we wanted to share it with everyone.

    Thank you very much Mike.

    Jeremy’s Family

    Dear Griess Family;

    I am Mike Holler, the man who found the body of your beloved Jeremy. My heart not only goes out to you, but honestly breaks with yours. Your Jeremy was a beautiful man and oh, how I wish I could have known him in life! The pictures and the stories you have posted tell me of a man who was loved and talented and full of life. His passing is tragic and the world is the worse for it.

    I spoke with Tony a little while ago and (with his blessing) gave an interview to Lindsay Watts of Channel 13 (who was very sensitive). If you get a chance to see it (10 PM Mountain Time), the camera will show the view from where Jeremy died. For what little comfort it may provide, it is breath-takingly beautiful, and if any of you would ever like to see it in person, please let me know. He carefully chose a place that was as magnificent and as wild as his spirit. He said goodbye to this earth looking at Pike’s Peak, and ascended into a heaven more splendid still.

    My wife Cathy and I lost our oldest daughter 4 years ago at the age of 28. I tell you this only so that you will know that we are familiar with your overwhelming grief and sadness. No one can say the right thing or take the pain away. What sustained us were the prayers of the saints, the knowledge that God was near, and the hugs of everyone who came to us. May God be near you now and reveal His love in ways  you never knew before.

    I often said that the only time I did not feel like I was falling was when someone who was standing held me tightly in their arms. I wish I could do that for you right now, but there will be many through your door. I encourage you to throw your arms around them and let them hold you and hug you long and hard. Cry as hard as you feel and let your tears run on their shirts. They want to do this for you, and you will find some comfort there.

    We have wept sweet tears over your beloved son and brother. Tears, because his passing is so painful to you all. Sweet, because he was so beautiful and his life such a blessing. For now, all you will feel is the sadness of your loss, and the life cut short. In time I can safely promise you that the happy memories will become larger and more lovely, and the sorrow and sense of separation will lessen.

    Until then, may God hold you near and provide you His peace that passes all of our understanding. Please feel free to call or write any time, and if there is any way that I may be of service, please ask.

    Mike Holler

     
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    • Khrisi Thiele 9:08 pm on May 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What a lovely letter, Mike. You are indeed a beautiful man of God and I believe it was God who put you in the position to find Jeremy. You are familiar with the feelings his family and friends are dealing with at this time and you have an amazing way of comforting through your words. Thank you for being Gods hands and feet and comfort for the family in this very difficult moment. You are a blessing indeed.

    • Hannah 7:18 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      To Mike, What a blessing, during this tragic time, for the family to have you in their lives. To have you as the one to have found their son/brother/friend. I am sorry for the discovery that you made however, and not even knowing the family, I am so thankful to God that you were chosen. What an amazing, touching, incredible, deeply emotional letter you have given to them. To us all. Knowing that Jeremy found the beauty he was looking for provides an inexplicable comfort. I did not know Jeremy in life but I do know that his friends and family cared deeply and I hope and pray that this brings them closure as you are right; there are no words. I am so sorry for the loss you and your wife endured. From the bottom of my heart thank you so very much for the kindness in your heart. The world will suffer for Jeremy’s loss but the kindness you give is sure to be felt far and wide. Thank you.

      • Crista 11:09 pm on May 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        You couldn’t have said it better…………….

    • Darbie 6:20 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      When life held troubled times, and had me down on my knees.
      There’s always been someone there to come along and comfort me.
      A kind word from a stranger, to lend a helping hand.
      A phone call from a friend, just to say I understand.

      And ain’t it kind of funny that at the dark end of the road.
      Someone lights the way with just a single ray of hope.

      Oh I believe there are angels among us.
      Sent down to us from somewhere up above.
      They come to you and me in our darkest hours.
      To show us how to live, to teach us how to give.
      To guide us with the light of love.

      Alabama- Angels Among Us
      After I read your letter to the Griess family I thought of this song…Thank you, Mr. Holler for helping bring Jeremy home.

    • Lori 4:20 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Mr. Holler, there is a role that you have taken on in this sad event that no other could possibly have dealt with in the way you have, and are. It feels like there was a reason that Jeremy stopped on your property, for all those reasons you mentioned but also because of your heart and healing that you can offer to the family and friends of Jeremy. Thank you so much for your words and actions.

    • Kristie 3:49 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Your letter to the Griess family is likely the most thoughtful communication they have received since Jeremy went missing. How wonderful that you communicated your thoughts and feelings with a family you don’t even know. May GOD bless you along with all of Jeremy’s friends and family.

  • maramanc 6:12 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Family Update 

    With deep regret we post this information. Unfortunately, late last night Jeremy’s body and vehicle were discovered near Paradise Valley Ranch. At this time the family is working on his burial arrangements and will provide the details as they become available.

    We would like to thank everyone from the bottom our hearts for all the love and support.

    Thank you
    -Griess Family

     
    • Frederick Heneine 8:56 am on May 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      May his soul and spirit rest in peace. Jeremy and I were colleagues and had a lot of things in common which made us friends. We started about the same time and were part of the same team for over a year. I am very sad to hear of his passing and send my prayers to your family and loved ones.

    • Mike Haley 2:14 pm on May 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My prayers are with your family today. I worked with Jeremy and always thought he was a great person. I know his spirit will live on in the people that he touched everyday. God Bless.

    • LuDella (Griess) Yost 10:50 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You are not alone, Ted & your family – I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you John 14-18 May you find comfort in God’s words & in the kjnowledge that other sympathize with you in your loss. Ted, so sorry to hear this afternoon of your loss. I prayed & thought of you daily. God’s love is there in the whispering of the wind, the rising of the sun – & every healing wish for you & your family. The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 Through everything you shared together the years you loved each other, the warmth & caring between you – you created a special bond that will always keep you close in heart. May you find comfort now in that very special love – and knowing just how much others care. Ted, asking God to keep you in his care, surround you with His kindness & bless you with His love. Let each tear that falls be a gentle reminder that you & your son truly loved each other, & made such a meaningful difference in each other’s lives – & that is a gift that no loss or sorrow, or time or distance can ever take away. With Deepest Sympathy.

    • LuDella (Griess) Yost 10:02 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      For Tony, Cassandra & Chandra, In the loss of your Brother – -Thinking of you with sympathy and hoping you find comfort in the lifetime of special memories of your brother. There is no way to lesson the sorrow of losing someone so precious to you…but please remember that others care very much & wish you strength & comfort at this sad time.

    • Gordon and Bev Muller 5:02 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ted, Rita and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It is so difficult to lose a child. Hopefully your faith, family and friends will help you during this very difficult time.

    • Deanne Birkestrand 1:13 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We are so sorry for your loss, Jeremy will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May our loving God’s peace surround you during this painful time.

      Chris, Deanne, Jasper, Jameson and Sophia

    • Dena Peterson Beck 12:32 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Griess Family, Many thoughts and prayers have gone your way these last few weeks. I have many great memories of Jeremy from grade school, to church, to high school and beyond. Losing him is tragic and many of us feel your pain. When I boarded a plane leaving D.C. this last weekend, I heard someone across the aisle mention “Jeremy Griess”! I think the outpouring of love and concern from classmates, colleagues, nature enthusiasts, volunteers and total strangers is a testimony to Jeremy’s character. He will be missed.

    • Staats Family 11:31 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My family and I have been following this and had been on a couple of the searches. My heart goes out to the family. We are praying for the family. he was a very special person and we are all better for knowing him. It’s never easy losing a loved one escpecially a child. our hearts and prayers are with you always.

    • The Ayars Family 11:27 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      May God give your family strength during this difficult time. Remember all of the happy times and go forward knowing that you will all be together again in the future. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Rita Crooks 11:23 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      To Ted and the entire Griess family,

      I am so very sad to hear of your loss of Jeremy! It is a very tough way to lose a loved one, I know! May you always hold tight, your wonderful memories of Jeremy. You have been in my thoughts and prayers since his disappearance and you will continue to be. There will be rough days ahead and alot of unanswered questions, along with a huge variety of emotions. Hold on to each other tightly and help each other through this. If there is anything I can do or just talk, please let me know.

    • Rose Marie Brown 11:03 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      To Ted and family,
      I am praying for your family during this sad time learning about Jeremy. May you only remember the smiles and good times with Jeremy.
      Rose Marie (Keen) Brown

    • Mark Magwire 9:50 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Our hearts ache for you. Our very deepest sympathies.

      Mark & Terri Magwire

    • Mary Kay Thompson 9:29 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Cass and family – My heart broke for you when I heard the news of Jeremy this morning. I know the loss of losing a brother Cass and I wish I could give you a hug right now. Please take care of each other and know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Lieske family 9:21 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      To the Griess Family,

      We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Jeremy. We have prayed for Jeremy’s safe return every day. I don’t even know what to say, but our hearts are breaking for all of you. May God grant you the strength that you need during these difficult days now and in the future. I know that there will not be a day go by that you won’t think of Jeremy. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you.

      God Bless,
      Tom, Mary, Shon, Jessica and Dylan Lieske

    • Dave Beck 9:10 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have known Jeremy for the past 5 years here in Denver. I have many fond memories of mountain biking, camping, fishing, just having fun. He was an incredibly great guy and made everything we did together more enjoyable. We are all deeply saddened by this news, but I’m glad I had the opportunity to know Jeremy. I am a better person for having known him and definitely a better mountain biker : ) To the Griess family, my deepest condolences and thanks for raising such a great kid.

    • Kristie (Christensen) Mosher 8:13 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Ted, Rita, Wanda and Jeremy’s family & friends,
      I am truly saddened by the news and loss of Jeremy. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories of happier times help to ease your pain and sorrow.

    • George Ann Ferguson 6:41 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am the mother of one of Jeremy’s friend, Jeff. When I first heard the news of Jeremy’s dissapearence I was devasted. Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. Jeremy has been on our prayer lists throughout the churches of east Texas. May God help you through this saddening tradgey& difficult times. Your family is in our prayers. May God bless your family deeply this time of your loss.

    • Cathy Weaver 12:50 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ted and family – I am so sorry to hear the news about Jeremy. May you find comfort in knowing that he is at peace and remembering all the great times you had with him. It is obvious that he had touch the lives of many and even though I never truly met him, I feel a sense of what a wonderful person he was from all those that have been involved with the website and search. Know that many people are praying for you all and share in your loss and grief. May the memories of Jeremy’s life sustain you in the days ahead and ……..”may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand”.

      Cathy Weaver

    • Iris 12:13 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Chandra, it’s Iris from work. I’m so sorry to read the update. My prayers go out to your brother and your family. I’m truly saddened by the news.

    • Rachelle Barnett 12:00 am on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of Jeremy. Your entire family is in my prayers at this time of sympathy. May God’s peace that passes all understanding give your hearts rest in Christ Jesus.

    • Robert Bell 11:29 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My thoughts with the Griess family on their loss. May he be at peace now. He will be remembered by all for what he was. He will be missed by all that new him. He will never be forgotten. Take care my friend

    • Jeff Magg 11:12 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am extremely saddened to hear this news and it is with deep sympathy that I send this to you, the Griess Family. Words are insufficient in explaining what you must be experiencing now. I was very hopeful on a daily basis as I checked this website that there would be good news on Jeremy. I pray many blessings and speak life into your whole family and that the deep void you feel now would be filled with the One and Only Savior, Jesus Christ. I cannot imagine or comprehend your pain and agony for the loss of your precious son, Jeremy. May God Give you abundant grace and mercy. Jeff Magg Ps 23 & 91

      • Pastor Don Becker 8:11 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Jeff Magg,
        You don’t know me.
        I’m Don Becker, Lutheran Pastor to the Griess family here in Minden, Nebraska for the past 36 years. As I prepare for Jeremy’s Memorial service on Saturday, and use Isaiah 40:28-31 as the basis for a message of comfort to Jeremy’s family & friends, would I have your permission to quote a portion of your note of comfort and sympathy posted on Jeremy’s website in my homily? There are many fine, strong words of comfort & hope offered on the website, but your’s was very good.
        Nicely written, wonderfully said.
        Thanks,
        Pastor Don Becker

        • Jeff Magg 8:39 pm on May 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Pastor Don. Absolutely. I pray that even one could receive some comfort from this. I will also pray for you in preparation for the 22nd because it cannot be an easy task but I admire you for accepting the call to do what you do in sharing the Word as a pastor. May God bless you as you serve! Jeff

    • Carrie Howard 10:56 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We are so saddened by this news, and want to send our heartfelt sympathies to Jeremy’s family. Hold each other close; find strength in each other, in the love of those around you, and in the memory of all the joy he brought into your lives.
      With peace and love,
      Carrie & Jon Howard

    • Joan Ouren 10:36 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am so very sorry for the loss of Jeremy. I can’t begin to image the pain you must feel. I pray that God keeps you in his loving embrace until you are ready for what lies ahead for you. My heart aches for your family.

    • Dawn & Doug Van Sloun 10:35 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We are so very sorry to hear this news. Please know that you all are in our hearts and prayers. Peace and God’s grace be with you!

    • Colleen Thatcher 10:29 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ted and Rita, our hearts ache for you and the rest of your family during this sad time. You have been in our prayers during these long, difficult weeks and will continue to be. May God wrap His arms around you and give you comfort and peace.

      Kory, Colleen, and Laney Thatcher

    • Tracy (Borchers) Frerichs, Alyssa & Alexis 10:23 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am so sorry for your loss and having to live my worst nightmare. My prayers are with you the family, all of the many friends throughout Jeremy’s life, and everyone who helped with his search. I did not have the opportunity to meet Jeremy personally, but as a small town “Mindenite”, knowing the family, and having Ted as a teacher, I certainly feel a family/community connection. GOD BE WITH YOU DURING THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME!

    • Dave Preucil 10:14 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It is with a very heavy heart I sit hear reading the recent news of Jeremy’s discovery. I met Jeremy professionally and stayed in contact with him over the years as a friend. My deepest sympathies to the Griess family. My prayers are with you in this most difficult time.

    • kristen 9:49 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My deepest sympathies to your family.

    • Norma Ochsner 9:42 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Our hearts ache for you. May God grant you peace and comfort. Norma & Cleon

    • Lori 9:24 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I worked with Jeremy for a brief time in Lincoln. I was lucky to have crossed paths with an amazing man. With the short presence we had in each others lives, my heart breaks. With that, I can not imagine how the heart breaks within his family and friends that were present to his final days. I pray for your comfort as I pray for Jeremy’s peace.

    • Boyd Elliott 9:20 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      To Jeremy’s family:

      You have my sicerest sympathies. I have often thought of Jeremy and the impact he had on my early adult life. I will always have a huge debt of gratitude to Jeremy for that. I will continue to pray for peace for Jeremy in his eternal rest. Also, please know that you all have been and will continue to be in my prayers.

      Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen

      Boyd Elliott

    • Sherri 9:11 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying that you find strength and comfort in the Lord. You are living my worst nightmare.

    • Joe Bartek 8:53 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      To the Griess Family – Words cannot express what we are all feeling at this time of trouble. Just know that you are, always have been, and always be a near and dear part of our lives. Jeremy will be truly missed. Our thoughts, prayers, and condolances are with you all and we are sending love and prayers.

      The Barteks

    • Qualset 8:51 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless, Gunnar, Sandra & Jack

    • Jen 8:49 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My heartfelt sympathies are with you all. I hope the road to healing your pain is brief and joyful memories of a wonderful man mark the horizon.

    • dona ridgeway 8:23 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      my deep sympathies.

    • Sherry Gray 7:55 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Im glad that you found Jeremy and his car but truly sorry that it had to end the way that it did 😦 . I have keeped in contact with the Griess family that live in Minden Nebraska. And my thoughts and prays go out to them and their loved ones .

    • Scott 7:23 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Jeremy’s family. He was a co-worker I only knew by phone and email but one conversation with Jeremy is enough to know how much he’ll be missed.

    • Nyla Young 7:04 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m so sorry. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all.

    • Bruce Brodeen 7:01 pm on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am so very, very sorry to hear of this incredibly sad news for you all….no words can express the depth of your loss. So many grieve alongside you in this time…. May God’s grace bring comfort to your loving , wonderful family. There is peace where Jeremy is now — my prayer is that some of this peace flows towards you all. Your tears will wash away someday but they will not remove his love for you all……that will always, always be present and alive in your lives……

      Bruce Brodeen

  • maramanc 6:55 pm on May 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    The Flume.com: Search for Missing Man Tied to Park County 

    Westminster man missing since April 11

    By Christine Ford

    The only lead to a Westminster, Colo., man’s disappearance may lie in the last contact with his Blackberry device, recorded at Badger Mountain just east of Wilkerson Pass in southeastern Park County.

    Westminster resident Jeremy J. Griess, 39, was last seen around noon on April 11.

    According to a Web site set up to assist in his search, a check of his cell phone by Commnet revealed that it registered a signal in the Badger Mountain area on April 11 and April 14, when contact with the device was lost.

    Griess is a mountain biker, fisherman and hiker who is familiar with the Eleven Mile Reservoir and Canyon area, said Ted Griess, his father, speaking by phone from Nebraska. The senior Griess said his son had been staying with a college friend in Westminster until his divorce was final and his Littleton townhome became available again.

    Original reports placed the missing man in the Woodland Park cell phone tower vicinity, until further technical analysis revealed the Badger Mountain signal.

    Flyers with his picture went up from Woodland Park to Hartsel. Friends and family launched a Web site, http://www.jeremygriess.com, and Facebook page to assist in the search. According to the site, members of local mountain biking clubs were the first to go out looking for Griess, although initial efforts were hampered by heavy spring snow.

    The Rampart Range Road and Phantom Canyon Road in Teller County were searched. The Teller County Sheriff’s Office led an extensive volunteer effort throughout the county and adjacent areas on April 24. With the assistance of the Air Force Rescue Co-ordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, which mapped and gridded the search area, volunteers drove local roads and checked trailheads, including those on Park County Road 77.

    A helicopter from Colorado Vertical Tours in Colorado Springs also participated, flying over the Badger Mountain area for two hours with no results. The search has encompassed the main roads around both Spinney Mountain Reservoir and Eleven Mile Reservoir.

    The search is focusing on locating Griess’s vehicle, a black 1999 two-door Honda Accord with a bike rack on the roof, Colorado license plate number 940 JSE. It is not believed the two-wheel-drive vehicle would be off the main roads, especially considering the muddy conditions prevalent at that time. The cell phone tower quadrant he last registered in is northwest of Lake George, east of Hartsel, and north of Eleven Mile State Park. This area is criss-crossed with an extensive network of forest service roads and has little residential usage beyond the U.S. 24 corridor.

    Park County Undersheriff Monte Gore said Eleven Mile State Park officers, Park County sheriffs’ deputies and Park County Search and Rescue participated in actively looking for the vehicle, checking back roads around Badger Mountain and Eleven Mile.

    “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family,” said Gore. “We hope they find him alive and well.”

    But he admitted that four weeks without any financial activity on Griess’s bank accounts was “not a good sign”.

    Griess, a Minden, Neb., native, is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a small scar above his lip.

    Anyone with specific information regarding this case is asked to contact the Westminster, Colo., Police Department at 303-658-4360.

    Griess’s mother, Wanda LaPage, has set up a contact e-mail of findjgriess@gmail.com. His family is continuing to follow up on all leads and ask that “everyone continues spreading the word about Jeremy.” The Web site has a downloadable flyer for Park County residents who wish to post it.

    Griess is believed to be dressed in jeans, T-shirt and boots and not prepared for dealing with the elements at this altitude.

    “It just doesn’t seem fair,” said his father, when describing law enforcement policies regarding missing persons. “When an adult goes missing, then the police assume they have the right to do that. But that’s just not the case with my son. He was not dressed for the weather. I believe his life was in danger.”

    Griess was referring to an article on the Web site taken from a Nebraska TV story in which Westminster Police Department Investigator Cheri Spottke was quoted as saying: “(Griess) could have decided he was just fed up with life and needed a break and wanted to travel and live in Timbuktu, and that’s not a crime.”

    The senior Griess, who will travel from Nebraska to Colorado next week to handle his son’s affairs, said: “I don’t have any idea what could have happened to Jeremy. We sit and wait and a thousand scenarios play out in my mind. It’s just heartbreaking.”

    Link to Article

     
  • maramanc 10:47 pm on May 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Nebraska.TV: Car Wash for Jeremy Griess 

    Minden youth chip in to help further the search for a missing Minden native.

    Kids from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church youth group and C.L. Jones Middle School offered a car wash Saturday.

    It’s a fundraiser to help find Jeremy Griess who went missing in Colorado one month ago.
    This contribution lets the kids feel good about  helping others, and gives the family an extra glimmer of hope.

    “I think they would feel good because for one thing they have to pay for all these expenses for what they’re just to find him, so i think it’s helping them a lot,” said organizers Zack and Jessica Rehtus.

    “It’s just, it’s so heartwarming to see these people still helping us look for our Jeremy, seeing all these young people reminds me of my son when he was their age, it’s just so warm and nice to know that people care,” said Jeremy’s father Ted Griess.
    Saturday’s car wash brought in $1,500.

    Click Image to Launch Video

    Thank you all so very much!

    -Griess Family

    Link to Article

     
  • maramanc 8:50 am on May 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Please Help Us Notify National Media About Jeremy’s Story 

    Would you please copy the statement shown in blue below and email to each member of this National Media list. If you would like to send it to other media sources, please feel free to do so.  Please help us tell Jeremy’s story.

    Please use this subject for the email:

    Please Help Us Find a Mother’s Missing Son

    On April 11, 2010, Jeremy J. Griess, our beloved, Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend went missing without a trace. This past Sunday May 9, 2010 , was Mother’s Day, but also marked exactly one month since Jeremy’s disappearance.


    After  extensive and exhaustive searches by hundreds of volunteers, countless phone calls and the distribution of thousands of flyers, we have unfortunately been unable to locate him or his vehicle.


    His mother and entire family are utterly heartbroken. Because Jeremy has committed no crime and is thirty-nine years of age, the authorities’ investigation has been limited.   Every Mother knows that no matter their age, they will always be remembered as their little child.


    Please help us find Jeremy by continuing  to tell his story. We ask that everyone please remember, every missing person is someone’s child.

    The following website with details has been created: http://www.jeremygriess.com

    Family members are available for an interview to discuss Jeremy’s case.  Please contact; findjgriess@gmail.com

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    A Message from Jeremy’s Mother:

    Mother’s Day is fast approaching.  A day set aside each year for celebration of Mother/Child relationships all around the world.  For my children, it has always been a day to lovingly honor me with love and respect.  For me, it has always been a day to celebrate my children with love and pride.  As all of you know, a Mother/Child relationship goes well beyond what mere words can describe…it is Love at its best…it is a deeply emotional experience, a spiritual attachment at the very deepest level.

    This year, Mother’s Day will be a little different for me than in years past.  Although I will be ever so thankful for my other three children and ever so grateful to celebrate the specialness of Mother’s Day with them, a piece of me aches for my missing son, Jeremy.  We will all feel the void left behind in his absence…a void that was always filled with his presence and all the love, laughter, joy and comfort he added to all occasions.

    This Mother’s Day marks a first for me…my first Mother’s Day without my Jeremy.  I know my other 3 children will create a sense of specialness for me as they always have.  But, we will be short one family member, our Jeremy, who always added his special touch to this and every day.

    I have but one Mother’s Day wish this year and I need your help to make that wish come true.  I need help to get Jeremy’s story out across our country.  The best way I know how to do this is to make an attempt to snag the attention of the National Media and let them tell our story.   Maybe, just maybe, this will be the key in reuniting us with our Jeremy and bring a sense of wholeness back to our aching hearts.

    Happy Mother’s Day to All.  Please give your children an extra hug this Mother’s Day just for me and my Jeremy.  That might just be the spiritual punch we need.

    Thanking all of you in advance from deep within my soul…Remaining forever grateful to all of you and all your help!!!

    Sincerely,

    Wanda LaPage

    nancycrimefighter@cnn.com; jloven@ap.org; kcarroll@ap.org; lmargasak@ap.org; 48hours@cbsnews.com; bpc@cbsnews.com; evening@cbsnews.com; earlyshow@cbs.com; am@cnn.com; 360@cnn.com; jim.walton@turner.com; atlarge@foxnews.com; brian.wilson@foxnews.com; friends@foxnews.com; feedback@foxnews.com; fns@foxnews.com; newswatch@foxnews.com; foxreport@foxnews.com; ontherecord@foxnews.com; oreilly@foxnews.com; viewerservices@foxnews.com; joe@msnbc.com; viewerservices@msnbc.com; mtp@nbc.com; nightly@nbc.com; today@nbc.com; national@nytimes.com; nytnews@nytimes.com; editor@reuters.com; steve.holland@reuters.com; theforum@usatoday.com; lhorwich@usatoday.com; spage@usatoday.com; letters@washpost.com


     
    • Joan Ouren 8:52 pm on May 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have sent the information to the contacts you requested. I wish I could have sent it earlier but I was out of town. I hope all the e-mails help. If you decide to send another message to these same contacts just let us know. Stay strong.

    • Theguybehindtheglass 2:09 pm on May 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hello, I have forwarded the information to several national media outlets, even including Howard Stern. I know it feels like the authorities feel indifferent to your situation, I want to let you know that when you came into the lobby that night (remember the coffee?) I felt a strong connection to you and your family. You see….. I almost left my mother alone on Mothers day after a very bad decision made when i was desperate for answers.

      I just want you to know that we as authorities, even behind the badge are still people and we have tried everything we know of to find Jeremy.

      • Cassandra 11:00 pm on May 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for helping us that night. Thanks to your care and compasion that night we made the first little steps towards tracing his phone. That is the only lead that we really have so far. You are a good man. God Bless you.
        Jeremy’s sister Cassandra

    • Anne Abel 10:46 am on May 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Done…from the heart of Texas it is all I have been able to do to assist in your effort! Have been following it for weeks and my heart aches for you all.
      Hope it helps 🙂

      • maramanc 12:38 pm on May 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you so very much, please note the Nancy Grace email has been changed to; nancycrimefighter@cnn.com

      • kristen 9:45 pm on May 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I sent them. Your family has been on my heart since he went missing. We searched many of the areas and I am still searching, everytime I see a car resembling his I take a closer look. You are in our prayers.

  • maramanc 8:35 pm on May 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Update From The Family 

    Last night the family met to discuss our current options and future plans to find Jeremy. Presently we are continuing to follow up on all leads. Though this process has been terribly stressful and emotionally draining, we remain hopeful for information that may help us find Jeremy. Unfortunately, to date we have no leads which have brought us any closer to locating Jeremy or his vehicle. Therefore, we ask that everyone continue spreading the word about Jeremy. The more people we can reach and come in contact with, the greater the likelihood someone will find Jeremy or his vehicle. Additionally, we are exploring the option of National Media exposure and welcome any suggestions that may help us facilitate this process. Please contact us at: findjgriess@gmail.com.

    We are eternally grateful for everyone’s continued support. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all!

     
    • steve glover 3:06 pm on May 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I live in Fairplay, and have been following this story. Since I bike, hike, fish, solo, stories like this concern me. I know the area, but have gotten lost myself. There was only a cell phone contact in that area, and his car was not spotted in the area, correct? The roads are still muddy, snowy, etc. It sounds like they searched best as possible for the conditions. I pray for all of you and Jeremy, and WILL be taking more rides, hikes, drives in that area, just in case. There were two cases of missing hikers near there last summer. After a 48 hours search and no sigh, they showed up miles away, safe in Jefferson. I know it has been much longer, this information on Jeremy needs to get out further, nation wide, and other states. Hopefully the media will help out more. God Bless!

    • Steve Gries 9:16 pm on May 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Jeremy,
      We love you and are praying for your safe return.

    • Ronald(Norm) Gorman 3:50 pm on May 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Jeremy,
      We are all praying for your safe return and for your families continued strength.
      Ron Gorman

    • Cindy Griess Salmon 6:40 am on May 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Have you tried the National Center for Missing Adults? They have a website: http://www.theyaremissed.org

    • Nikkii Ball 9:00 pm on May 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I will continue to pray for Jeremy’s safe return. I think a way to great exposure to the most people who can help is to rent a billboard. The best bet would be one with exposure to those going into the mountains from Denver area. It would be expensive but hopefully they could cut a break under the circumstances. We could all make contributions to the account set up.
      Nikki

  • maramanc 6:14 pm on April 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Kearney Hub: Colorado Resident Jeremy Griess Disappeared April 11; Family Following ‘Any and all leads’ 

    MINDEN — It’s been a little over two weeks since anyone heard from Jeremy Griess, and it’s not getting any easier for his family.

    The 39-year-old Minden native, now of Westminster, Colo., disappeared April 11. Since then, family and friends have been combing the mountains near Woodland Park, Colo., where they believe he may have gone to fish or hike.

    “We had so many people helping Sunday, and they just came from all over, all walks of life. They searched and searched and again, no car, no Jeremy,” said his father, Ted Griess of Minden.

    “We’re all hurting, and it’s hard to understand. We want him back. It’s hard to put into words the emptiness and despair you feel, the helplessness. I know his brother and his sisters, everybody is feeling the same way,” he said, holding back tears.

    “I know if this goes on and on, it will continue to be hard to deal with. I don’t know how you ever overcome it. We’re trying to band together with our love and the support and strength from our friends and the power of prayer. I guess that’s what will get us through it.”

    AT&T released the last coordinates of Jeremy’s cell phone that show he was in the Woodland Park area northwest of Colorado Springs. “We tried to narrow things down as tight as we could because the countryside is so vast,” Ted said.

    “At this stage of the game, we’re trying to follow any and all leads. At the moment, we’re trying to simply regroup and see if we have anywhere else that people can search. All we’re doing is asking people to print off the missing person bulletin and post that anywhere in the Colorado area.

    “We’re trying to keep our hope alive that he is alive and somewhere else, and that’s all we can do.”

    Ted said there are several theories about what might have happened to Jeremy.

    Jeremy was recently going through a divorce, and some friends and family members are hoping he just wanted to get away for a while.

    “All his siblings and his mother and I hope that he is alive and being that way. If that’s the case, the grief and the heartache everyone is dealing with, it makes you wonder why anybody would do that, but under duress it’s hard enough to understand our own thinking, let alone somebody else’s. We love him, and we’re not going to hold it against him if that’s the case,” Ted said.

    Family and friends have been maintaining a website, jeremygriess.wordpress.com, where they post search updates and news coverage of the search.

    A Facebook group called “Help Find Jeremy Griess – Missing since 04/11” now has more than 1,600 members and asks people to post information about Jeremy to their Facebook pages to increase awareness.

    Jeremy is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and a small scar above his lip. He was last seen wearing jeans, a T-shirt and boots and may have been driving a black 1999 two-door Honda Accord with Colorado license plate 940 JSE.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Westminster Police Department at 303-658-4360.

    e-mail to:

    betsy.friedrich@kearneyhub.com

    Link to Article

     
    • Joan Ouren 6:33 pm on May 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Griess Family,
      I hope you are all holding up okay. Just remember that those of us that have been following this website, and know your family have been thinking of you and Jeremy. Not a day goes by that we don’t check this website to see if there is any news. He will not be forgotten, we will continue to pray for him and continue to hope for more news! Stay strong!

    • Gary Crain 4:28 pm on May 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You guys are doing a great job with all the signs at most of the trialheads and stores in the area. My wife and i have been out hiking in the area twice now and with all the signs he stays in your mind the whole time. We are going back out this Monday and Tuesday to look around.

    • Jen 12:36 pm on April 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      If you continue the search again and need some horse power of the 4 legged variety, I have some horses we could use, along with a truck and trailer. Also, I am sure this has been checked, but has he used his phone or intenet at all after the above date? Blessings, Jen

    • Tlitt 12:20 am on April 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Likely someone has thought of this perspective …. was Jeremy into Geocaching? If so, have the local geocaches in the vicintiy all have been check since Apr 11th?

  • maramanc 4:16 pm on April 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    A Very Special Note of Gratitude 

    To all you very wonderful people who assisted in the search of my son, Jeremy.

    Hello everyone, it’s me, Jeremy’s Mom.

    My husband, Roger, and I both want to send a very special note of gratitude to the multitudes of people who stepped forward in the search for my missing son, Jeremy.  Some of you are friends of Jeremy and his family and some of you came forth and entered our world as strangers but left as our friends.  Each and every one of you found your very own special way to relentlessly help Jeremy and his family with your time, effort and money as well as with your outpouring of concern, encouragement, comfort, strength, hope and love for Jeremy and his family.  We are ever so thankful to all of you and all your efforts, including both ground and air search teams, distributing fliers, information gatherers, web site work, work with the media, work with law enforcement, work with phone companies, travel time, search suggestions as well as emails, text messages, cards, letters and phone calls of hope and comfort from so very many.  All that you have done will come back to each of you tenfold in the form of blessings.

    No matter what each of you has done, large or small, tremendous or tiny, it all contributed so much in the valiant effort to find our Jeremy and to bring a sense of peace and calm to us.  Remember:  A little light somewhere makes a brighter everywhere.  A speck of sand can turn into a pearl.

    You all have our utmost respect and gratitude. You are all our heroes!  We applaud you!  We salute you!  We will remain forever grateful to you for your steadfast effort in attending to our needs without hesitation.

    Sincerely,
    Wanda and Roger LaPage

     
    • Jeannie 5:20 pm on April 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hello Mrs. LaPage,

      You don’t know me. I went to school with Tony–Jeremy, too.

      The way I see it, Jeremy isn’t home yet. I’m still here to help you in whatever capacity I am able, at your request. You have 1,500 (probably more) people who have grouped together to help you find Jeremy. I realize I can only speak for myself, but I am sure there are at least a few people in that group who feel the same way I do. We are still here.

      Respectfully Yours,
      Jeannie Corona

    • Doug & Mary Baker 4:59 pm on April 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Tony, Amy and all Jeremy’s family, I too have been following this site at home and while at work. Just know that you are all in our prayers, and will continue to be. Thank you to those who kept us all informed. I will come back to this site to see if anyone may have come forward with new information. In the mean time may God hold you gently in his arms . We send our love and support.

  • maramanc 1:10 pm on April 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Search Results from 4/25/10 

    Section 1- The first group has completed their search.  CR 211 North and Northeast for 11 miles from CR 77 is clear with very little cell coverage.

    Section 2 ABC- Northwest of Florissant and North of HWY 24. Complete.

    Section 3- Just North of Florissant East of CR 77. Complete.

    Section 4- North of Florissant and East of Platte Springs. Complete.

    Section 5-This group has completed their search west of Divide and North of hwy 24. Search complete.

    Section 6-  It is directly East of Section 1 and North of Florissant. Search complete.

    Section 7- North of HWY24 and West of Woodland Park. Complete.

    Section 8- CR 25 Northeast of Divide towards Woodland Park and North of HWY 24. Search complete.

    Section 9- This area is HWY 67  South of Divide, CO to Midland, CO. Search complete.

    Section 10-Straight south of Florissant on Teller CR 1. Search complete.

    Section 10b- South of Midland towards Cripple Creek. Complete.

    Section 11- West of HWY 67 and Four Mile Rd. Complete

    Section 12- Residents in the area were aware of the search. This area is east of Lake George. Search complete.

    Section 13- This area  is just South and West of Florissant. Search complete.

    Section 14a- West of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Complete.

    Section 14b- Teller CR 111 West of Spinney Mountain Reservoir and South of Lake George. Complete.

    Section 15b- West of Cripple Creek and straight south of Florissant. Complete.

    Section 16aa- This area covered a radius around Eleven Mile reservoir on CR 59 and CR 92. Search complete.

    Section 16ABC- Remaining areas around Eleven Mile Reservoir have now been searched.

    A special thanks to the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at Tyndall AFB, and Cpt O., for their assistance in helping to locate Jeremy. We greatly appreciate the review of all available data they provided to assist our search for Jeremy. In addition, we would like to thank all other law enforcement agencies who have worked closely with us in data collection and assimilation, including the Park and Teller County Sheriff’s, and the Westminster PD. In addition, thank you to the individuals at AT&T and Commnet who have been involved to date. There are countless others who have assisted with this matter, your efforts have not gone unnoticed. You have all been available in our time of need, and we know we can count on you with our future efforts.

    Thank you to Will from Colorado Vertical for your Air search efforts. Will completed a 2 hour, Helicopter search of the Southeast quadrant, approximately 9 miles Southeast of Badger Mountain. Link to Helicopter Company – Colorado Vertical

     
    • RSauls 7:37 pm on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Jeremy:

      We are closing our quarter end here at Novell and I really could use your help bud. I got nobody on site and we have some orders that I could use your help on. A day doesn’t go by here at work that somebody doesn’t ask me about you or share their wishes and prayers for you. It is hard on everybody here, and at ATG, who continue to pray for you and think about you and your family.
      We are all praying for your safe return and we miss you! -Ryan

    • bill milne 5:33 pm on April 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I searched area 7 and it is complete.

      Bill Milne

    • William Miller 5:27 pm on April 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I was driving the red Jeep Rubicon this morning and discovered i wasn’t given anything but the area 10 maps – no call in number – about the time I hit the middle of 4 mile rd. I arrived about 10 minutes late and with the Sheriff hustling us out of the parking lot, it was bound to happen.

      I completed a sweep of the area outlined in the map and didn’t find anything but a flock of wild turkey and lots of mule deer.

      I spoke with about a half dozen people who live in the area and while all had heard via the news, none had seen anything.

      The area is quite heavily settled and I figure from the furthest ‘out back’ area, it’s about a mile to the nearest house.

    • Dena Peterson Beck 5:18 pm on April 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for the update and ALL the efforts. I guess part of the process is eliminating where he is NOT. My husband and I are high school classmates of Jeremy and have been with heavy hearts. Griess family-please know you have been in our prayers!

  • maramanc 9:59 am on April 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Updated Search Area: Detailed Maps Will be Available 

    The map below details a more localized search area which is located within the green regions of this map.  The primary areas of focus should be within the green regions of this map, to include Eleven Mile Canyon Reservoir and water way along CO 96, east of Eleven Mile dam. The secondary areas of focus will be the region in red, Southeast of Badger Mountain.

     
  • maramanc 5:59 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    The SEARCH IS ON – 4/25/2010 at 9:00am – Meet at the Teller County Sheriff – Divide, CO 

    Link to google maps for the area

    UPDATE (NEW MAPS ABOVE): The lower right map shows the approximate search area.  The image shown top left is a Google earth created map overlay.  The yellow regions are Commnet tower coverage areas. The red overlay highlights areas that are likely to not have adequate coverage. Therefore,  efforts should be focused on the southeast quadrant of Badger mountain (red section), specifically within the yellow regions of this quadrant.  Chris Madden will have detailed area maps available this morning (4/25/10) for each search party at the Teller County Sheriff.  If you would like to download this map to your computer, please send us an email at findjgriess@gmail.com and we will send you the google earth file.


    SEARCH TODAY APRIL 25, STARTING AT 9:00 AM.  

    Please meet at the Teller County Sheriff’s dirt parking lot, approximately 7-8 miles west of Woodland Park, across from the Western gas station. I will be driving the white Honda Pilot with Longs Peak Sports and Family Medicine in blue graphics on the side.

    I have been in extensive contact with area sheriffs and search parties and have put together a rough map of what has (red boxes) and has not (yellow boxes) been searched. I believe, with a lot of help, that we can cover the unsearched areas Sunday, April 25. The area we will be searching east of Woodland Park did not get hit with much snow, but 4WD vehicles may be advantageous if we encounter mud as we will be primarily exploring county and forest service roads. 

    The posted map below shows the 7 main search areas in yellow. I am hoping to send at least 2-4 vehicles into each area, each vehicle or each set of vehicles, working down the main road and exploring side roads on one side of the main road. The other vehicle or set of vehicles will work the same main road and explore side roads on the opposite side of the main road. If we have 2 sets of vehicles on each road, the vehicles will hop scotch each other on the side roads

    I plan to make blow up copies of Google Maps for each area, but National Geographic or Colorado Gazetteer maps will be helpful as many of the roads go by various names, and in an effort to achieve labeling of all the smaller roads, the Google Map printouts will cover a small area and be very specific.
    I’ll make multiple copies to hand out to search parties.

    The current plan is to have each search party (minimum of two per car – one to drive, other(s) to look) cover their respective area and to call the phone number I will give them in the morning to report findings. Once your area is covered, you can head home.

    We can’t thank you all enough for your valiant efforts to find Jeremy. Be careful and safe travel to all tomorrow.

    All the best, Chris Madden

     
    • rwarren 7:31 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We drove Fremont CR69 to Rice Mountain area, cell signals not likely in that area, as the map shows the road one mile east of where it really is. We also swept Teller CR 111, CR 411 to Forest Road 243 to its end, then Forest Road 393 down to Eleven Mile Canyon. Improbable that Jeremy went that way due to pre-existing road conditions. We tried.
      Also, weather was mild, most roads were passable with no issues. There is considerably more snow north of highway 24 in the search area, and above 9300 feet south of 24. Good luck on Sunday.

      • maramanc 9:52 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Spinney Mountain Reservoir – very desolate area – drove on all roads on the north side of the lake (there are not southern roads). Posted flier at the Chaparral Park General Store (719-836-0308). The clerk thought he has seen Jeremy, but not in the last couple of weeks (months ago) and did not recognize his car.
        · Eleven Mile Canyon Reservoir – Again desolate (flat and prairie…no mountains or trees nearby). Drove on the north west edge of the Reservoir, nothing out there, could not even find a store or gas station to post flier.
        · Hartsel – Left fliers at the Hartsel Post Office.
        · Antero Reservoir – Drove out and around all the roads leading into the lake, nothing…just a few picnic tables and restrooms.
        · Left a flier at a Gas Station (I think it was in Floissant.
        · Along Highway 24 (4 or 5 miles west of Lake George)there were Pike National Park Camp grounds. Drove into 2 of them and stapled filers on entry posts.

        The whole area seemed very desolate…like western NE. The lakes seemed like Sand Hill Lakes, nothing around them but prairie.

        Weather was nice, once I got to Colorado Springs and started driving west. Hopefully, someone will have success tomorrow.

  • maramanc 4:06 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    A “Locate Jeremy Griess Fund” has been set up at a local bank 

    An account at the Minden Exchange Bank  in Minden, NE,  in addition to the PAYPAL account,  has been created for those who wish to donate.  Arlen’s email address is aosterbuhr@mindenexchange.com   When making the deposit please reference “Locate Jeremy Griess Fund”.

     Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Minden Exchange Bank & Trust Company.. mailing address P.O. Box 179, Minden, NE 68959.  Should you have any questions, you can contact Senior Vice-President Arlen Osterbuhr at 308-832-1600  The bank’s email address is

    Link to Minden Exchange Bank

    Minden Exchange Bank & Trust

    448 North Minden Avenue
    Minden, NE 68959-1659
    (308) 832-1600 
     
  • maramanc 3:43 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Pikes Peak Courier View: Search for missing man ongoing 

    Published: 04.24.10

    Pat Hill
    phill@ccnewspapers.com

    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.

    Link

     
  • maramanc 10:30 am on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Search Postponed Due To Weather 

    Due to a winter storm warning and probable heavy snow overnight, in addition to heavy snow between Denver and Colorado Springs, we are postponing the Saturday search for now. We hope to resume the search 4/25, Sunday morning at 9 am. We will post an update between 4 and 5 pm tomorrow. We hope we can search this weekend, but need to make sure we are able to access small roads and that our search will be worthwhile. Please check the website tomorrow for details.

    Thanks,
    Chris Madden

     
    • Brewer 2:59 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Bill and Kerry Hahn searched CR 96 (11 Mile Canyon) and FR 393 today.

      • maramanc 3:03 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks so much! What are the current weather and road conditions?

        • Brewer 3:09 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Roads are clear, and the sun is out.

        • Kerry 7:59 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          We also checked 61 up to Blue Mountain Campground and FR298. After that, we covered 90 to 92 and talked with the State Park folks who assured us they covered all of the nearby roads. We then followed the road as it turned to 59. We then went North on San Juan St. then East on 24 to Tarryall Rd (77) to the town of Jefferson.

    • Kristen 1:16 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Since we have looked in that entire area and because the roads are clear. Jeremy’s car we would have thought would be easy to find if he stuck to the main roads. We traveled as far as a car could go without a 4×4. And even beyond that with our4x4 truck Is there any other spot to consider it just seems his car would not be that tucked away?

    • Kristen 12:48 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We just got back from searching the new area listed and the roads are fine. There is no snow past Lake George area and it was sunny. We searched 704and 704C off of 24. We went down co rd 90 and traveled up 860 ABC&D,861 AB&C,863, 864, and 707 as far as a car could travel. We traveled around 25 miles total in the 10 mile area around the tower. You should have not problem getting down the roads if you are planning a search. We will not be able to help tomorrow but everyone involved is in our prayers.

      • maramanc 12:52 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you so very much for your help! God bless.

        -Griess Family

        • Kristen 1:30 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          All the roads are clear we even traveled up some of the roads North on 31. Because of mud and some rocky areas a small car would not make it. However if you go on some of these roads they break off into other small roads and so on. You would really have to know that these roads where there and does not make allot of sense to travel down. But it’s important to look.

  • maramanc 10:24 am on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    York Times: Man with York ties missing in Colorado 

    YORK — The family of 39-year-old Jeremy Griess continue to search for him after he disappeared April 11.
    Link to Article

    Griess has ties to the York area, says Art Roemmich who is a distant relative. He said the young man’s family originated in the Sutton community and he is related to the Hornbacher family in this area.

    News reports from the Woodland Park, Colo., area say that Griess left his home to pick up some food and never returned.

    Cell phone records show Griess’ phone last sent out a signal from Woodland Park. That’s where his family have been searching with dozens of volunteers.

    He was said to be driving a 1999 black two-door Honda Accord with a Colorado license plate of 940JSE.

    Investigators also say there has been no financial activity detected on Griess’ accounts since his disappearance.

    If anyone has any information about the situation, they are asked to call the Westminster police at 303-658-4360.

    There is also a Web site where information on the case is constantly updated, at http://www.jeremygriess.com. Concerned individuals may also leave messages for the family at the Web site.

     
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