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    CO - Sherri Ahlbrandt, 50, Gunnison National Forest, 13 Aug 2014

    Sherri O. Ahlbrandt

    Hunter finds evidence of missing Littleton woman in Gunnison forest
    CRESTED BUTTE A hiker in Gunnison National Forest has been missing since Wednesday, August 13. Authorities say they do not have any further information as to her whereabouts at this time. According to the Mount Crested Butte Police Department, Littleton resident Sherri Ahlbrandt was hiking in the Oh Be Joyful/Daisy Pass area. She was hiking with two men who turned around early. Ahlbrandt continued on her own. At 11:57 a.m. on Aug. 13, she sent a text message saying "almost to the top." No one has heard from her since.
    Hunters in a remote area of the Gunnison National Forest came across a fanny pack belonging to a Littleton woman who was reported missing in August. A hunter found a pack belonging to Sherri O. Ahlbrandt on Oct. 18 on the west side of Oh Be Joyful Pass in Doughty Basin along Middle Anthracite Creek. The dark pack contained a cell phone, eye glasses, a hair brush and hair ties, said Billy McMillan, of Glenwood Springs, one of the hunters. It also contained a small medical kit, including bandages, sun screen and ointment. The pack was found in a rugged, remote area, with steep canyon walls rising above the creek. It was in fairly good shape, McMillan said, but in a spot where it could have come to rest after washing up from the creek. The phone and an eye-glass case each had a small label attached with Ahlbrandt's name typed on the labels. The hunters talked about the discovery at camp and recognized Ahlbrandt as being reported missing. They remained on the watch for more clues, but didn't find anything else, McMillan said.
    McMillan, 50, has been hunting in Colorado since age 11 and is familiar with the area. The trail coming off of the pass and into the basin can be sketchy at times, especially if someone were trying to navigate the area in the dark, McMillan said. The hunters hope the discovery may lead to another concentrated search and eventually solve Ahlbrandt's disappearance.
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    Bow hunting season started today,hopefully they will find her.

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    Obvious questions: Did they thoroughly interview the two men she was with who turned back? Who were they?

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    A search team on Wednesday discovered human remains in an area of the Gunnison National Forest where the pack of a missing woman was recently found by hunters.

    Investigators believe the remains are those of Sherri Ahlbrandt, a Littleton woman who went missing in the area in August, but the identity has not yet been positively confirmed.

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