Skeletal remains identified
By Press Release
On Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, hunters in the Sawmill Mesa area of the Uncompahgre Plateau west of Montrose reported the finding of skeletal material believed to be human remains. The Montrose County Sheriff's Office and the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations with the help of the Montrose County Sheriff's Posse recovered bones and fragments of clothing. A forensic autopsy was ordered by Montrose County Coroner Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD and performed by Dr. Michael Benziger, MD at the Montrose Memorial Hospital Forensic Laboratory. The bones were considered consistent, but not definitive, as those of Gerry "Hoop" Reed, 56, of Nucla.