CO - Kathy Fortner, 49, found murdered, Mesa County, 1 July 2013

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  1. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Body Found Outside of Colorado National Monument


    FRUITA, Colo. - Visitors at the Colorado National Monument made a grisly discovery Tuesday afternoon.

    Authorities with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office say before 12:30 p.m. a group of visitors were driving by the National Monument and pulled over to take a picture with a sign when they noticed a woman's body laying in the grassy area near the road.

    http://www.krextv.com/news/around-t...Body-Found-Outside-of-Monument-214084951.html
     
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  3. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    SNIPPED.....................

    It was a nice summer day to explore and visitors were busy snapping photos when they noticed something unusual.

    "My understanding of how they found the body is they stopped to take a picture of the entrance sign to the Colorado National Monument and saw it, they just happened to stumble across it and called us immediately."

    For now the death remains a mystery

    http://www.kjct8.com/news/body-disc...ment/-/163152/20817162/-/i7tm5cz/-/index.html
     
  4. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    I will try to keep updates on this as this is local for me. No one has been reported missing
    at least not around here.
    We did just have the big shin dig "Country Jam" here like last weekend I think or may be the weekend prior :waitasec: It is estimated about 20,000 people or more come to it...

    http://co.countryjam.com/

    I just wonder if it was someone here visiting from the country jam, this entrance is not to far from where they hold this jam.....
     
  5. starry1

    starry1 New Member

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    Holy ***! We were just there in May. Going to search for which entrance she was found at.
     
  6. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    It is the entrance that is closest to the Utah border, in Fruita, CO
     
  7. starry1

    starry1 New Member

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    Thanks, just found that. We didn't go that far west.
     
  8. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    No real new updates,

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    According to what KKCO 11 News crews on scene have heard from Sheriff's Department representatives, the woman was in her mid-20s. She was found near the west entrance to Colorado National Monument, on the north side of Rimrock Dr. by a group of tourists, 300 to 400 feet north of the West Gate.

    http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headl...-Sheriffs-Office-investigating-214046781.html
     
  9. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    :(
    Homicide investigation

    The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has identified the body found at the base of the Colorado National Monument as 49-year-old Kathy Fortner of Grand Junction.

    The cause of death is blunt force injuries of the head. The manner of death is homicide.

    http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headlines/Fortner-214180471.html
     
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    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    The sheriff's office is currently working to piece together a timeline and the events surrounding her death. Details of this investigation will not be released at this time," Deputy Carnes said.

    Anybody who noticed anything suspicious near the west entrance of the monument between Monday night and Tuesday morning is asked to call the Mesa County Sheriff's Office at (970) 244-3263.

    Authorities will be reviewing security cameras placed throughout the park and they're also using a remote controlled helicopter to survey the area.

    http://www.kjct8.com/news/body-foun...cide/-/163152/20828138/-/mexeofz/-/index.html
     
  11. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    This womans name is familiar to me for some reason......

    RIP Kathy :rose:
     
  12. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Im finding a total of 9 Fortners in this entire towm in the white pages
     
  13. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    One of the guys responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing was a Fortner, I believe.

    Correction: the Oklahoma City guy was Michael Fortier, not Fortner.
     
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    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    So sad hope her murderer is found soon.
     
  15. tezi

    tezi Active Member

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    Close but no. It was Fortier. I believe that is the spelling. I believe his first name is Michael.
     
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    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    Is the park closed at sunset?
     
  17. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    No, your free to come and go as you please. People have homes up there, the area is reffered to as Glade Park. Its not quite halfway between both entrances to the park.
     
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    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Remembering Homicide Victim Kathy Fortner

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - It's been one week since authorities found the body of 49-year old Kathy Fortner outside the west entrance of the Colorado National Monument.

    There are still many unanswered questions as authorities continue to investigate.

    NewsChannel 5 spoke with friends and family members of Fortner. Fortner's mother, Judy Wilson, said the whole family is still very shaken up and devastated by what happened.

    http://www.krextv.com/news/around-the-region/Remembering-Kathy-Fortner-214852281.html
     
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    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Victim had been reported missing
    Death of woman now being treated as a homicide


    A 49-year-old woman who was killed before her body was stumbled upon by tourists at Colorado National Monument had been reported as a missing person to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, an agency representative said Wednesday.

    The Sheriff’s Department did not confirm who reported her missing or when that report was made
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    Anyone who saw anything suspicious around the west entrance of the monument on the night of July 1, through the early-morning hours of July 2, is asked to call the agency’s complex crimes unit, 244-3267.

    http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/victim-had-been-reported-missing/
     
  20. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Quite a bit of info in this article...........

    Kathy Fortner homicide investigation continues

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- It's been exactly one week since a woman's body was discovered at the base of the Colorado National Monument and as the Mesa County Sheriff''s Office continues it's investigation into what happened to Kathy Fortner, many others are wondering the same things.

    The Mesa County Sheriff's Office says the homicide investigation for 49-year-old Kathy Fortner is still active and on-going and says there have been no arrests in the case. Now, we're learning more about the victim in the case and who she may have been living with here in Grand Junction.

    I spoke with neighbors of Kathy Fortner today and they say she was living with a man named David. I showed them a picture from the Colorado Department of Corrections of a David Norman and they say that's the man she was living with. Norman is in the Mesa County Jail right now, on a parole violation

    http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headl...micide-investigation-continues-214840691.html
     
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    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Arrest Made in Kathy Fortner Homicide Case

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - David James Norman, 44, has been arrested in connection to the murder of Kathy Fortner.

    Fortner was found dead outside of the west entrance to the Colorado National Monument on July 2.

    Norman has been charged with second degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and false reporting to authorities.

    NewsChannel 5 spoke with Fortner's mother, Judy Wilson, shortly after the Mesa County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest.

    Wilson said she is extremely grateful that local law enforcement was able to collect enough evidence to make an arrest so quickly, and for Norman to have been arrested specifically makes her relieved.

    http://www.krextv.com/news/around-t...in-Kathy-Fortner-Homicide-Case-216239161.html
     

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