Reporting Kate Raddatz
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The family of a missing Minnesota woman has some closure, five months after a loved one disappeared. Now, police in Colorado are opening a criminal investigation.
They think someone knows more about the death of Leann “Annie” Meyer, whose body was found last Thursday in a rural area in Colorado.
Leann Meyer was last seen in February. Her family lives in St. Peter, Minn., but she had been living in Wheat Ridge, Colo. On Thursday as families around the country celebrated the Fourth of July, some people in Colorado found human remains near their property.
Monday, police confirmed it was the body of Leann Meyer. Police have not made any arrests, but said they have been developing leads. And they are also interested in speaking more with Meyer’s roommate, a woman named Melissa Miller.
“She is a person of interest for us at this time. She’s invoked her 5th amendment rights which are absolute so our ability to speak with her is non-existent,” said Commander Dave Pickett with the Wheat Ridge, Colo., Police Department. “Well, we’re happy she’s found. I wish it could have been different circumstances, I wish she could have been alive but we knew that wasn’t going to be possible.”
Meyer has eight brothers and sisters who have been very involved in the search for her. This discovery gives them some sense of closure, but now they are hopeful police can learn how Annie Meyer died.