Authorities in Colorado have made an arrest in the murder of 51-year woman with Minnesota ties. According to the Wheat Ridge Police Department, 54-year-old Melissa Miller was arrested Monday for the murder of Leann Meyer, whose remains were found near a cabin in Park County, Colo. on July 4. Miller is being held without bond at the Park County Detention Facility. Meyer had family in St. Peter, Minn.
The human remains found in Colorado are those of Leann Annie Meyer, the Minnesotan who had been missing since Feb. 7, 2013, authorities said. The Park County Sheriff’s Office discovered the remains around 7 p.m. next to a cabin and through forensic analysis of evidence, the body was identified as Meyer’s.
Officials in Montana’s Park County say a 29-year-old Minnesota man was buried by an avalanche near Cooke City, but was quickly dug out by snowmobilers and skiers.