Fremont County

Facial reconstruction, DNA tests lead to identification of skeletal remains in Fremont County

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. - Today's technology helped authorities identify skeletal remains that were found in 2016, and the Fremont County Sheriff's Office is hoping it has brought peace to his family. 

The remains were discovered on the west side of Fremont County in September of 2016 by a hiker. 

Using the remains, investigators were able to collect DNA and do a facial reconstruction. After various tips and a match of DNA through a national database, authorities were able to positively identify the remains as 23-year-old Remzi Nesfield. 

His family has been notified. The circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown and are being investigated by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. 

Other agencies that helped, in this case, include the El Paso County Coroner and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. 

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