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Remains of missing Clear Creek woman identified

Remains recovered in Clear Creek County earlier this summer have been identified as a woman who went missing in the county in February 2022.

February, 13, 2022, Melinda Tafoya-Deltoro, 38 called the Clear Creek County 911 Center from the Miner’s Candle area, stating that she was stuck in the snow. Deputies responded to the area and located a vehicle, but not Tafoya-Deltoro. An extensive search of the area at the time of her disappearance and in the following months showed no signs of the missing woman.

As the snow melted, teams continued to search the Miner’s Candle area and located human remains June 4, 2022.

The Clear Creek County Coroner’s Office identified the remains as Tafoya-Deltoro. The cause and manner of her death remain under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 303-679-2354.