Missing in Colorado event offers resources to families searching for loved ones

Posted at 4:48 PM, Aug 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-12 20:39:50-04

DENVER -- The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Longmont Department of Public Safety held a Missing in Colorado event for families who are searching for their loved ones this Saturday. 

Families gathered in Denver to reconnect with investigators, share pictures, and bring in medical and/or dental records to help crack the cold cases. This is the second time state and local agencies held an event of this kind. Around 500 letters were sent out to families inviting them to attend. 

"It's like a dark cloud over your head that doesn't go away," said Linnea Abeyta. 

Abeyta traveled to Denver with her aunt and sister from Colorado Springs. Abeyta's baby brother, Christopher, was snatched from his crib in the middle of the night in 1986.

Linnea said her mom recently passed away with cancer, and she never gave up on trying to find her youngest son. 

Hundreds of people are missing in Colorado. Abeyta came to the event to offer support to other families. 

"We have a lot of friends here that are, also, going through some of these situations," Abeyta said. "We help each other out, we talk to each other, we build each other up."

Families could enter information about their loved ones into the national missing person database. 

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation plans to host another event next year.