GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The Mesa County Coroner identified human remains found in the desert northwest of Grand Junction.
The remains belong to 74-year-old Roger Vigil, of Loma, who went missing Sep. 2013. Vigil had Alzheimer's disease and wandered away from his home.
Vigil's remains were found Tuesday off a hiking trail in a desert area just outside of Loma.
The sheriff’s office used this as a learning experience and brought in forensic students from Colorado Mesa University to help collect the remains and identify Vigil.