Press Release by Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office

July 17, 2017 — Concerning missing person Jacob Henry Millison (age 29 in 2015); Missing Person filed on August 14, 2015.  Through a multi-agency partnership of law enforcement officers and other professional support agents, a search warrant was executed at an address near Gunnison County Road 76. This was in relationship to an ongoing investigation concerning a missing person. Acting on a tip, officers searched a specific location on agricultural land. Human remains were found. At this time the identity, age or gender of the individual has not been established. This case remains open and continues to be an active investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Gunnison County Coroner’s Office, and the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office.

Further details appeared on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in the Gunnison Country Times:

HUMAN REMAINS FOUND EAST OF GUNNISON
Discovery stems from search warrant related to missing person

Authorities on Monday discovered human remains east of Gunnison during the execution of a search warrant for a missing person.According to a statement from the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office, through a multi-agency partnership of law enforcement officers and other professional support agents, the search warrant was executed at an address near County Road 76, which connects Hwy. 50 to the Town of Pitkin.

The search warrant related to an ongoing investigation into the whereabouts of Jake Millison, who was reported missing in August 2015. Acting on a tip, officers searched a specific location on agricultural land along CR 76, where they found human remains.

Identity, age or gender of the person has not been established. However, Sheriff Rick Besecker said there’s nothing to suggest that the remains do not belong to Millison, whose last known residence was along CR 76. Besecker declined to say whether foul play is suspected.

The case continues to be investigated by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Gunnison County Coroner’s Office and the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office. Look for more in Thursday’s edition of the Times.

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