BAILEY, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE 2/7/18:
A $20,000 reward is being offered by authorities for information that leads to a conviction for the murder of a Colorado teen.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation made the announcement on Wednesday. Investigators could not say much about the case adding to speculations about who might have killed Maggie Long. She was reported missing on Dec. 1 and her remains were found later on.
According to CBS Denver in the days following her death, investigators issued an alert to for law enforcement officers to watch for a late model 1990s to 2000 light-colored minivan possibly driven by a white male in his 20s who is heavily armed with weapons and ammunition.
The driver may have suffered flash burns in the fire. Investigators believe that gasoline was taken from the home, along with a large case, AK47, 2,000 rounds of ammunition for a 7.62 and 9mm Beretta. They consider the suspect armed and extremely dangerous.
A judge issued a gag order in the case in the days following the discovery. That has been lifted.
Call the tip line at 303-239-4243 with any information.
ORIGINAL STORY 12/7/17:
Human remains found in the charred remnants of a Bailey home have been identified as a missing teenager.
Maggie Long, 17, went missing Dec. 1, the same day her family's home burned down. Park County sheriff's officials have called the fire arson.
"Something there is not consistent," Park County Undersheriff Dave Wohlers told sister station KCNC.
Maggie was expected to attend a concert at her school in Bailey, according to a family member's Facebook post, and never showed up.
The sheriff's office is now asking anyone who thinks they may have seen suspicious activities, people or vehicles along County Road 43 in Bailey on the 1st to call their tip line at 303-239-4243.
"The Task Force will not rest until justice is obtained for Maggie and the Long family," said the sheriff's office in a statement Thursday.