AGUILAR, Colo. (AP) - LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) UPDATE (1/8) —Authorities are trying to identify human remains found in southern Colorado but say there is no connection to the high-profile case of a missing woman.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says residents on Sunday found the remains outside the town of Aguilar near a closed truck stop on Interstate 25.
An autopsy is set for Tuesday.
The CBI also said in a statement on Tuesday that investigators do not believe the remains are those of Kelsey Berreth, a 29-year-old woman who has been missing from Woodland Park since Thanksgiving.
Aguilar is about 130 miles (209.21 kilometers) south of Woodland Park.
Police have said they believe Berreth is dead but her body has not been found. Her fiance, Patrick Frazee, has been charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder.
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INITIAL STORY (KKTV, 1/7) — Human remains were found near an abandoned truck stop in Colorado on Sunday.
The remains were found about 20 miles north of Trinidad close to the town of Aguilar. They were discovered by residents walking in the area.
Members of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Crime Scene Response team processed the area. The coroner is working to identify the remains and determine the cause of death.
At this time it is unclear if it's connected to the Kelsey Berreth case.
More details are expected to be released Tuesday afternoon.