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Does this man look familiar? Police need your help

Posted at 7:11 PM, Apr 08, 2019
Facial reconstruction from remains found in Boulder County

BOULDER COUNTY – On a chilly day in October of 2017, a hiker found some human remains near the Mud Lake Open Space property located in unincorporated Boulder County. Months later, on April 26th, 2018, a human mandible was found in the same area the skull was discovered and it was confirmed to be part of the same skeletal remains.

DNA from the bones was entered into numerous databases, but the remains haven’t been identified yet. Eventually, the skull was sent to the University of North Texas for even more testing. Analysis showed the person was most likely a male. They believe he was of mixed ancestry closely associated with derived European ancestry. His age is estimated between 30-and 60-years of age. In addition to all of the DNA testing, facial reconstruction was completed by Community Service Officer Beth Buchholtz, from the Longmont Police Department.

Now, police need the public’s help to identify the man. If you have any information as to who this person is, you’re asked to contact Laurissa Lampi, Lead Investigator with the Coroner’s Office at 303-441-3535 or