Aspen woman still missing after walking away from Eagle County campsite on Aug. 17

Dorothy L. Jenkins vanished

THOMASVILLE, Colo. - The Eagle County Sheriff's Office said a 57-year-old woman who walked away from a campsite is still missing, seven days later.

The Eagle County Sheriff's Office said they were notified on Aug. 18 that 57-year-old Dorothy L. Jenkins, of Aspen, had walked away from her campsite in the Burnt Mountain area, located northeast of Thomasville Colo. , shortly after 2 p.m. on Aug. 17 and never returned.

A male party who was camping with Jenkins described her as wearing a maroon tank top and khaki or light colored shorts. She did not have any hiking/camping equipment with her at the time.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Mountain Rescue Group, Aspen Search and Rescue, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Western Eagle County Search and Rescue group searched the area surrounding the campsite. No signs of the woman have been located.

 This is currently an active investigation. If you think you may have any information about this incident or the missing person, please call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at 970-328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637).  

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