FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. – The man whose remains were recently identified by DNA testing after they were found in September 2016 lived at times in the Denver and Phoenix, Ariz. metro areas and was last seen alive in 2007.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says Remzi Nesfield was 24 years old at his time of death, and that he was last seen alive in March 2007.
Earlier this week, the sheriff’s office and county coroner said the remains found by a hiker on the west side of Fremont County in September 2016 were those of Nesfield.
The remains underwent significant testing before authorities were able to positively identify Nesfield through a national DNA database.
The sheriff’s office says Nesfield’s death is now being investigated as a homicide. County Coroner Randy Keller said earlier this week the circumstances surrounding Nesfield’s death were under investigation.
Investigators are asking people who have information about Nesfield or his disappearance to contact Sgt. Dale King at 719-275-5553 or Dale.King@FremontSO.com. People can also contact Fremont County Crime Stoppers at 719-275-STOP.