BM & Neighbors? Gate?
@Cindizzi Thx for verifying that BM was in that pic of newish looking gate (presumably Monarch River Est. entrance) because I kinda doubted it was BM.
BM. Relationships w Others?
If pic w BM* was taken/uploaded before or on Oct 22, 2020 that was post-SM-disappearance and pre-BM-arrest. Seems he was still on speaking terms or working terms w these other men. Who are these men?* Interviewed by LE?
Any chance that Mr. Ritter was among them? Or other neighbors?
Does Monarch River Estates have more than one gate?
Do Oct. 2020 pix & May 2021 pix* show the same gate?
If it's a subdivision gate, looks like there are 2 points of entry into MRE from US Hwy 50. Maybe another entry from Co. Rd. 225? Where is this gate?
Can any of our map wizards mark it on M.R.Est map?** TiA.
If pix were taken of gate installation, were the men paid contractors/laborers or MRE homeowner-volunteers doing this for their HOA/subdivision?
Same question re BM, paid or volunteer?
* Pix, guys & gate, some dated Oct 22 2020, some May 25 2021. Pix show a Massey Ferguson rig at gate. I did not see a Bobcat.
^ Monarch River Estates Photo Gallery | Monarch River Estates
** Plat Map of Monarch River Estates (uploaded 4 yrs ago)
To help answer the question of location of the gate: I believe it is located at the intersection of the gravel forest road 225 and the road heading east towards the previous Morphew residence. In the photo that was provided, it does look like there is a T road intersection behind the men. Forest Rd 225 is the access road for Fooses Lake (originally created for hydroelectric power). The Colorado trail also follows FR 225 from highway 50 to its end near Fooses lake. Both of these are within the Pike-San Isabel National Forest, doubtful a gate could be installed across the forest road road(Road 225).