GUILTY CO - Michael Rust, 56, Saguache County, 31 March 2009

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by hoppyfrog, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

    Messages:
    8,667
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.krdo.com/Global/story.asp?S=10124414

    3 April 09

    There's still no sign of a missing Saguache man. 56-year old Michael Rust hasn't been seen since Tuesday.

    Rust is a Colorado Springs native. His brother says he may have been looking for burglars when he went missing. "He came back home at around 7 o'clock and someone had broken into his place and evidently he decided to go try and track them down cuz I guess there were motorcycle tracks that he could see in the snow and dirt" says Carl Rust.

    Two other brothers have joined Saguache County authorities in the search off Highway 285 North of Saguache. Carl says his brother Mike is an avid mountain biker who once owned a bike shop in Salida and helped start the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.

    Mike Rust is 5-foot 9-inches tall, 140-pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. He was riding a red and white Honda trail bike. Call the Saguache County Sheriff's Office at (719) 655-2544 if you have any information.

    pic
    [​IMG]

    video at link
     
  2. Loading...


  3. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

    Messages:
    8,667
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.krdo.com/Global/story.asp?S=10146966

    7 April 09

    The Sheriff's office reports Rust's family and friends have hired investigator Jerry Mosier. Mosier has offered a $10,000 reward for credible information regarding Rust's disappearance.

    Michael Rust is an avid mountain biker and Colorado Springs native. His brother, Carl, tells NEWSCHANNEL 13 searchers found evidence of possible foul play on Sunday. A vest was found with human blood on it. It's been sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation lab in Pueblo for testing.

    more at link
     
  4. Tonia

    Tonia New Member

    Messages:
    2,789
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Missing man investigation continues
    Saguache County investigators working the disappearance of Michael Rust collected evidence from a motorcycle found May 4 and are awaiting results of tests.

    A family camping in the Cotton Creek area south of Villa Grove found the motorcycle at the bottom of a steep, rocky embankment and reported it to authorities.

    Werts denied rumors circulating through Salida that investigators found Rust's body when they found the motorcycle.

    "The rumors are not true," Werts told The Mountain Mail Tuesday.

    "The case file on this is 2 inches thick," he said.

    Mechanical tests on the motorcycle are scheduled to be conducted by a Colorado State Patrol technician, Werts said.

    http://www.themountainmail.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=16381&TM=43006.64
     
  5. mysticrose

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

    Messages:
    8,441
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    5/5/2009 10:00:00 AM

    Missing man's motorcycle found in ravine


    The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rust of Saguache deepened Monday when his motorcycle was recovered from a rocky ravine south of Villa Grove, still without trace of its owner.

    Also Monday Saguache County investigator Mark Werts confirmed investigators found a vest with Rust's blood on it April 4 south of his residence

    http://www.themountainmail.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=16324
     
  6. mysticrose

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

    Messages:
    8,441
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Body Found Not Missing Saquache Man

    Posted: Sep 10, 2009 01:31 PM MDT

    Updated: Sep 15, 2009 04:05 PM MDT


    COLORADO SPRINGS - Human remains found in Pueblo County are not the missing brother of missing Saquache man.

    Paul and Carl Rust had believed the skeletal remains found in a shallow grave were those of their 56-year-old brother Michael Rust. He disappeared March 31st of 2009. "There are some coincidences that are just very similar, some unusual circumstances," said Paul Rust

    http://www.krdo.com/Global/story.asp?S=11108799
     
  7. mysticrose

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

    Messages:
    8,441
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Updated: 11:01 PM Sep 10, 2009

    Family of Missing Man Still Looking for Answers


    A Colorado Springs family tells 11 News human remains found in Pueblo over the weekend are not those of their loved one.

    Paul and Carl Rust spoke with an 11 News reporter Thursday morning. They told us they've accepted the fact that their brother is dead and are just looking for an answer.

    They were hoping the remains were that of their missing brother, 56-year-old Mike Rust. But around 1 p.m. Thursday, they received a call from the family's private investigator saying the coroner had identified the human remains and they weren't Mike Rust

    http://www.kktv.com/news/headlines/58577797.html
     
  8. webrocket

    webrocket New Member

    Messages:
    3,537
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
  9. summer_breeze

    summer_breeze New Member

    Messages:
    30,193
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.alamosanews.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=72&story_id=16228
    Rust disappearance is no cold case
    Posted: Wednesday, Mar 31st, 2010
    By ERIC MULLENS

     
  10. summer_breeze

    summer_breeze New Member

    Messages:
    30,193
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
  11. summer_breeze

    summer_breeze New Member

    Messages:
    30,193
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.alamosanews.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=72&story_id=18425

    Posted: Saturday, Oct 23rd, 2010
    By RUTH HEIDE Courier editor

     
  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

    Messages:
    21,215
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Valley cold cases haunt law enforcement

    “Their voices may now be silent...those who may know the truth are not.”

    The motto of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Cold Case Unit is the only hope for families and friends looking for closure when a murder remains unsolved or a missing person is not found.

    [snip]

    One of the missing persons, Michael Damian Rust, 55, is suspected to be a murder victim, Norris said.

    Rust was last heard from on March 31, 2009, at about 7 p.m., when he called his girlfriend and told her his home had been burglarized. He took off on his motorcycle to see if he could find the culprit and was never heard from again.

    A blood-stained vest was found near his house. The blood was tested and DNA results came back a positive match to Rust. His motorcycle was found several weeks later about 20 miles from his home.

    More: http://www.alamosanews.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=72&story_id=20036
     
  13. summer_breeze

    summer_breeze New Member

    Messages:
    30,193
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
  14. KateB

    KateB New Member

    Messages:
    9,736
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The Rider & The Wolf
    This is the story of Mike Rust, the Hall of Fame mountain biker who disappeared without a trace.
    a film by Nathan Ward & Sam Bricker
    trailer - The Rider & The Wolf on Vimeo

    http://www.bicycling.com/news/featured-stories/missing-man?page=0,0
    Lots of information at this link. The following info about the film is from the end of the article.
    Mike will have been missing for five years on Monday.
     
  15. PastTense

    PastTense Member

    Messages:
    950
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    18
    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/01/13/human-remains-found-could-be-missing-mountain-bike-pioneer/
     
  16. PastTense

    PastTense Member

    Messages:
    950
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    18
  17. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,532
    Likes Received:
    475
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Colorado Cold Cases: Belt buckle found with body suggests mountain biking pioneer is victim

    [​IMG]
     
  18. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    23,894
    Likes Received:
    3,100
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Michael Rust vanished from his isolated home in the Rio Grande National Forest. According to the Valley Courier newspaper, the Saguache County sheriff immediately asked the CBI for assistance.

    That first weekend, "hundreds of acres [were] crisscrossed by searchers on foot, on horseback and on motorcycles, looking for Rust or the bright red and white motorcycle [he rode]," the Valley Courier reported. "Private helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft were used, including two military Blackhawk choppers and a C-130 multi-engine USAF aircraft."

    The human remains found this year were buried between Highways 17 and 285 in Saguache County, near the northern side of the national forest. That's about 100 miles away from where Keller was last seen — much closer to where Rust disappeared.

    The Denver Post recently quoted a Rust family member as saying a belt buckle found with the bones probably belonged to Rust.

    If that is true, an agonizing mystery will be solved for one missing man's family.

    The Kellers will be left to grieve and wonder.

    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/...ould-bones-found-colorado-be-kellers/346394/#
     
  19. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,532
    Likes Received:
    475
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Answers sought in disappearance of Colorado Springs mountain biking pioneer

    http://gazette.com/answers-sought-in-disappearance-of-colorado-springs-mountain-biking-pioneer/article/1573138

     
  20. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    21,517
    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/new...-michael-damian-rust-reported-missing-in-2009

     
  21. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    21,517
    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://gazette.com/colorado-springs...ed-after-years-of-frustration/article/1575691

     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice