Bones found in Colorado could be Joe Keller's, but concerned citizens getting few answers about case

Family photo of Joe Keller taken before he went missing in Colorado last year.
photo Family photo of Joe Keller taken before he went missing in Colorado last year.

When human remains were found in the first week of 2016 near Colorado's remote and beautiful Rio Grande National Forest, people concerned about missing loved ones flooded the Colorado Bureau of Investigation with calls.

Some were from people concerned about Cleveland, Tenn., native Joe Keller, who vanished in Conejos County, Colo., on July 23, 2015, the day before his 19th birthday.

Several men and a woman have vanished from that area in the past eight years and remain cold cases - but a few months from now, the bones may reveal the fate of one of them.

"The remains have been sent to the El Paso County lab for identification and, if necessary, DNA analysis," CBI spokeswoman Susan Medina told the Times Free Press by phone from Denver.

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