Greeley 7/26/2019 2:35:47 PM
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Bones Belonging To Colorado Girl Who Vanished 34 Years Ago Found At Denver Pipeline Site In Weld County

Three decades ago, a Colorado girl disappeared without a trace and police announced Thursday that her remains had been unearthed by an excavation crew at an oil and gas pipeline site in Colorado in Weld County. The remains belong to the 12 year old girl but the mystery surrounding her fate has yet to be solved.

The girl, identified as Jonelle Matthews, disappeared in December 1984 after getting dropped off at her home in Greeley, Colorado which is about 50 miles north of Denver and was never seen again.

Tuesday of this week, a crew working on the pipeline unearthed what appeared to be human bones and immediately notified authorities. The Greeley Police Department then announced in a statement,

“Based on the evidence found on scene and the coroner's examination of the remains, an identification ... has been made. The remains are identified as Jonelle Matthews.”

A cause of death had not yet been announced at the time of publication and no further details were provided except that the investigation into the girl’s death remains active.