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Remains of missing Clifton man found in Mesa County following two arrests

Posted: 10:48 AM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-07 17:48:12Z

MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Investigators with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office recovered human remains Wednesday that have been positively identified as a missing Clifton man.

Kyle Free, 32, went missing in April. Two people have been arrested in connection to his death.

The Mesa County Coroner's Office positively identified the remains, which were found in a remote area in northeastern part of Mesa County. The cause of death is gunshot wounds to his neck and chest. His death is considered a homicide.

Rebecca Walker, 34, of Clifton, was taken into custody on Nov. 27. She was charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

On Dec. 5, investigators arrested Timothy Zane Russman, 28, of Clifton. Russman was arrested on charges of accessory to the crime of a first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation is encouraged to contact Mesa County Sheriff’s Office investigators at the tip line 970-244-3526 or anonymously through  Crime Stoppers  at 970-241-STOP.