CO CO - Roger Ellison, 17, Cedaredge, 10 Feb 1981 #2

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  1. Dr. Benway

    Dr. Benway Former Member

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    Very well-said.

    Much meat here, but I will confine myself to one thing: the apparent dying declaration. These indeed, and rightly, carry much heft.

    From what source does this apparent declaration come? Does anyone have a link?

    It sounds almost too good to be true, like something rumored which over time has become regarded as truth.

    But maybe!
     
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  2. msmithca858

    msmithca858 Member

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    To the best of my knowledge, the deathbed confession was mentioned in this website which perhaps the member got it from local news sources or LE. But I do not recall ever seeing the information cited for a source.
     
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  3. Dr. Benway

    Dr. Benway Former Member

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    I think it might also have been reported at the Help crack a cold case site. I think I have seen it somewhere else besides here. If reported at the latter, it adds to the tale's reputable provenance, if not necessarily its actual credence.

    Not for certain, however. I need to see a published source before I'd even consider to decide if it were true.
     
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  4. msmithca858

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    Agreed, I don't recall that the local LE ever reported it, but maybe
     
  5. inmyhumbleopinion

    inmyhumbleopinion #NeverGivingUp

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    I believe this is what you are talking about :):

    “In September of 1998 an explosive revelation came as a man was about to die.

    Because he was dying he told Delta sheriff’s investigators that he wanted to clear his conscience.

    He said back in 1981 when Roger disappeared he and another man were poaching for deer in the forest when they came upon Roger. They said Ellison had his hands tied and was being led at gun point. The men heard two gunshots shortly afterward.

    The witness, who passed a polygraph test according to a report by (Lori Cumpston) Harrison, gave a description of a man they allegedly saw with Ellison. The second man was interviewed and corroborated the story, according to a Sept. 16, 1998 story in the Montrose Daily Press.

    The lead investigator at the time, Dave Duncan, said the two men identified a man who had left the area.

    There had been rumors circulating previously that this person was involved in Ellison’s disappearance, (former Delta sheriff Bill) Blair told the newspaper, but they have never been verified. He believed that people who had information about the case had not come forward.

    ‘There have been rumors out there the person may have played a role but it has never been proven other than a lot of people pointing fingers,’ he said. ‘There are people out there that know and won’t come forward.’” (BBM)

    More at the link:
    Cedaredge High School student possibly kidnapped at gunpoint, led into woods
     
  6. Mom24

    Mom24 Well-Known Member

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    It was reported in the Montrose Daily on Sept. 16th, 1998. Despite witnesses, trail if missing Cedaredge teen still cold
     
  7. ThePhantom

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  8. theshadow45

    theshadow45 Well-Known Member

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    Roger has been missing for 38 years today.
     
  9. msmithca858

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    I wish it were not the case, but I believe he has been long dead... Rest In Peace.
     
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    Leomoon80 Well-Known Member

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    Shocking about the length of time :( ...Someone knows, and is that someone a teacher...He was last seen at the lockers in high school from memory.
     
  11. theshadow45

    theshadow45 Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for Roger, today is his birthday.
     
  12. SageWolf

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    How long must we sing this song? ("40"-1983))
    Who will be the knight to capture this swine? Why so long ?
     
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  13. ThePhantom

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    If the perp doesn't get his due while on the earth, he'll get it when he breathes his last.
     
  14. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    It's been almost 40 years since 17-year-old Roger Ellison, a popular A-student with seemingly no reason to disappear, vanished from his Western Slope high school. Ellison was last seen getting his books from his school locker in the small Delta County town of Cedaredge. He never made it to his next class and never came home that day, according to the Denver Post.

    Despite posters being distributed — and his family offering an $8,000 reward for information — Ellison has never been found. For months after Roger's disappearance, his father, Ernest, reportedly stood at a curb waiting for the school bus that once dropped off his son. He would scan the students getting off, hang his head and cry when he didn't see Roger, according to the Post.

    Ernest died of a heart attack the spring after Roger's disappearance.

    Missing children: 8 Colorado kids who vanished without a trace

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    Always a bump for Roger.
     
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