Remains found in Wolf Creek Pass crash belong to Colorado woman who was reported missing

Marlena Rena Mizell
Marlena Rena Mizell(CBI)
Published: Mar. 1, 2021 at 4:40 PM MST
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SOUTH FORK, Colo. (KKTV) - The search for a missing Colorado woman reached a tragic conclusion last week with the recovery of remains far below a Colorado mountain pass.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation confirmed Monday that those remains belonged to 49-year-old Marlena Mizell, last seem driving away from a motel in South Fork on Jan. 2.

A car matching the description of the one Mizell was driving was found on Feb. 23 crashed hundreds of feet below Wolf Creek Pass. After a search and rescue team ventured down the mountainside to investigate, they discovered the body a woman 150 feet away from the wreckage. The cause of the crash is still unknown, but the area is known for its twisty, hairpin turns.

CBI said Monday that while the crash remains under investigate, foul play is not suspected.

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