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Woman who was last seen March 20 at light rail station near Greenwood Village is still missing

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-22 08:04:45-04

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — The family of a Colorado woman missing since March 20 is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to her return.

Kim Lertjuntharangool, 34, was last seen and heard from on March 20, the Greenwood Police Department confirmed. She was seen at the Belleview Light Rail at E. Union Avenue and Interstate 25 near Greenwood Village. At the time, she was wearing a gray Nirvana hoodie with a smiley face on it, blue jeans and a black backpack.

She has brown hair, brown eyes and stands 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 105 pounds. She has floral tattoos on her left arm and Thai lettering on the back of her neck.

Her brother, Todd Lertjuntharangool, who lives in Maryland, said the family are members of the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico.

"My sister is a member of a federally recognized tribe," he said.

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Kim Lertjuntharangool

Todd said Kim was dropped off at the Belleview Light Rail station on March 20 around 2:40 p.m. by Greenwood Village police following a domestic dispute with a man. He said the station video cameras show her there before leaving the station on a footbridge over I-25. Denver7 has not independently verified the video.

Todd said his two brothers and a cousin in New Mexico communicated with her that day, but haven't heard from her since.

“We completely lost contact when her phone was dead and never came back on,” Todd said. “We saw no activity on any type of social media platforms. We knew something was not right.”

He said he reached out to the local police department about two weeks ago.

Todd and other family members have traveled from Maryland to Denver searching for their sister. They spent three days in Denver from sunrise to sunset, he said. After a month, they continue to try new strategies.

“All of us are really kind of just doing our best to stay positive, and pray and hope that maybe she is out there and that somebody knows where she is,” Todd said. “We are going to continue to see what other additional resources we can bring in locating my sister.”

He said in a family of seven siblings, she's his younger sister. She worked as a vet tech and in-home caretaker and has volunteered at zoos.

To not hear from her for a week is abnormal, and even more so with a month gone by, Todd said. The family's life has come to a "halt" so they can prioritize finding her, he said.

Her family said they are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her return.

"We're really just turning to the people of the Denver metro area and asking for your help in locating my sister," he said.

If you have any information on Kim Lertjuntharangool's whereabouts, contact Det. Sarah Malafronte with the Greenwood Village Police Department at 303-486-8264.