Friends Gather To Search For Missing Springs Woman

By: McKenzie Martin Email
By: McKenzie Martin Email

With few clues about her disappearance, friends and family of 22-year-old Bekime Elshani gather to search for answers.

Elshani, also known as Becky, was last seen Saturday night. Her boyfriend, Daniel Dereere killed himself Monday night in their apartment. When officers went in, Elshani wasn't there.

Her friends gathered together Wednesday and started their own search. They walked through a creek bed near Elshani’s apartment on a mission, looking for anything that might lead them to her.

"We need to find her," said Wes Bartle, Elshani’s estranged husband.

He says he'll keep searching for as long as it takes.

"We just need closure, everybody does, we need to know what happened to her," Bartle said.

"It's just really hard with no leads, were just guessing, going on a hunch," said Elshani’s friend Michael Davis.

But with each passing day, their hope fades, as their need for answers grows.

"It's unbelievable, she’s one of our very good friends. You never think something like this would happen," said Elshani’s friend Nicole Sanders.

While friends searched on the ground, police moved to the air.

"We got some calls giving us enough information to send our helicopter unit to do some searching," said Lt. Skip Arms with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Those tips lead police over an area between Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, but no one really knows for sure where Becky might be. The last person she was seen with, her boyfriend, is dead.

"We just want to know, want to know if she's ok," said Sanders.

So for now, they'll keep walking and hoping.

Bekime Elshani is described as a white female, 5' 5", 110 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

If you've seen her or have any information about her dissapearance please call Crimestoppers at 634-STOP.


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  • by dean on Nov 29, 2009 at 09:47 PM
    When dan was young he would ride bikes in the garden of the gods area. was that checked. what about rampart range area.....
  • by *tima* Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 19, 2009 at 06:48 PM
    I love you Becky and miss you so much! We will find you! I'm so sorry! =/ love ur lil sis, *tima*
  • by a friend Location: colorado springs on Mar 13, 2009 at 10:36 PM
    its been little over a year and still no news we miss you
  • by shannon Location: colorado springs on Apr 26, 2008 at 04:57 PM
    help search for Becky Elshani. Meet at Woodland Park McDonalds Saturday May 3rd. 10 AM..
  • by Bryce n Jem Location: where else? on Apr 12, 2008 at 03:01 PM
    Wes is a good guy don't try and make him a suspect, espacially when u don't know them. We spent all day looking 4 her and he is really cool...Everyone else if u care, go and help we meet at the Woodland park area at Mcdonalds, we appreciate everything u all have done to help.
  • by Cartier Condon Location: colorado springs on Apr 9, 2008 at 11:12 AM
    All i can say is i have known becky and her little sister Jemma since i was 14 and all they want is closure please help us find her!!! Friends and family are tryin to help but it takes a whole community to come together and help anything you can do would help us help the family get the closure they need!
  • by tima Location: colorado springs co on Apr 7, 2008 at 08:27 PM
    thanks lisa....
  • by a friend of dans family Location: denver on Apr 7, 2008 at 08:02 AM
    Thank You Mike!I don't know Becky or the ex husband, and don't want to judge but the ex seems to be playing his role as an actor, even Beckys dad speaks highly of Dan and know that there was issues with the EX
  • by Lisa Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 6, 2008 at 11:46 AM
    I worked with her a few months ago. She is a very positive person and seemed to have so many opportunities. I'm sorry to hear she has gone missing. I'm still holding out hope that her family will find her safe, however unlikely that is, I'll keep hoping.
  • by *tima* Location: colorado springs co on Apr 6, 2008 at 10:09 AM
    this is her lil sis tima...someone hacked into her myspace and changed everything.. she has no pics, or anything.. Idk I hope we find her.. just keep praying!!
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