Fremont County authorities say they are investigating the death of a man — whose remains were discovered more than a year ago by a hiker — as a homicide.
Provided by the Fremont County Sheriffs Office
On Tuesday, the county coroner announced the remains had been identified as Remzi Nesfield, who was in his early 20s when he died. He was last seen alive in March 2007.
Nesfield’s remains were found Sept. 28, 2016, in the west end of the county.
On Wednesday, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office announced that Nesfield’s death was being investigated as a homicide.
Coroner Randy Keller said a DNA match led to the identification. That was after authorities created a facial reconstruction as part of their efforts to identify the remains and previously tried finding a DNA match.
Nesfield lived in the Denver and Phoenix areas.
Those with information on Nesfield’s death are asked to call Fremont County sheriff’s Sgt. Dale King at 719-275-5553 or to email him at Dale.King@FremontSO.com. Tipsters can also call Fremont County Crime Stoppers at 719-275-STOP.