Possible human bones found near Crestone campground

Saguache County Coroner, CBI working with forensic anthropologist

SAGUACHE COUNTY — The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to determine if bones found near a Crestone campground on April 25 are human remains, according to a press release issued Tuesday, April 26, night by the sheriff’s office.  

The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office at about 5:30 p.m. on April 25 received a tip about possible human bones discovered along the road near the Forest Service gate to the North Crestone Campground, also known as Saguache County Road 71.  

A Saguache County Sheriff’s Office deputy was sent to the area and reported that they appeared to be human and appeared to have been burned or cremated.  

The Saguache County coroner was called to the scene and also reported that the bones appeared to be human.   

CBI was contacted and an evidence collection team was requested to help with the recovery of the bones.  

On April 26, the CBI Crime Scene Investigation Evidence Team arrived and collected the bones from the scene. The Saguache County coroner took possession of the bones for additional investigation.  

The county coroner and CBI are working with a forensic anthropologist to determine if the bones are human remains.  

At the time of this press release, the bones were not believed to be Suzanne Morphew or Kristal Reisinger, the sheriff’s office stated.  

The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 719-655-2544.