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After a multi-day effort, search crews have located and recovered missing Glen Haven resident, Jerry Allbright.

On the evening of April 17, a ground search crew located a deceased male believed to be Jerry. He was found roughly 1.8 miles west of Fox Creek Road in an area with steep terrain, obstructions, and multiple water crossings. Due to the hazardous terrain and fading light, conditions were too unsafe for the team to remove him at that time. The Larimer County Coroner, LCSO Investigators, Initial Attack Module firefighters, and a ground crew of certified search and rescue volunteers returned on the morning of April 18 to complete the recovery process, which took approximately three hours.

The Coroner will determine cause and manner of death, and that information will be released at a later time. Foul play is not suspected.

“We sincerely appreciate everyone who dedicated their time and energy to finding Jerry,” said Emergency Services Specialist Joe Owen, who led the mission. “While this was a tough outcome, the collaborative regional response allowed us to bring him home and provide closure for his loved ones.”

The effort, which was initiated on Saturday and concluded Tuesday, involved approximately 105 people and 11 dog teams searching on the ground, as well as drone and fixed-wing aerial resources searching from the sky. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services division led the operation with assistance from patrol deputies and investigators, Larimer County Search and Rescue, UCHealth, Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department, Arapahoe Rescue Patrol, Estes Park Police Chaplain and Victim Advocates, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Civil Air Patrol, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, Search and Rescue Dogs of the U.S., and Front Range Rescue Dogs.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a lost/missing Glen Haven man and is asking for any information that may help locate him.

Jerry Allbright, 53, left his Fox Creek Road home on foot on the evening of April 14 and did not return. Family members received a text message from Jerry early on April 15 stating that he was lost in the mountains. They searched the area and called LCSO around 2 p.m. as they were unable to find him.

LCSO Emergency Services coordinated resources and began search and rescue efforts, but Jerry has not been located. Multiple agencies are involved in the ongoing search for Jerry, including the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services and Patrol divisions, Glen Haven Area Fire Department, and Larimer County Search and Rescue. LCSO has also requested assistance from Civil Air Patrol. Currently, we are not asking volunteers to help with this search.

Cell phone data indicated that the text message came from an area roughly 1.5 miles west of Fox Creek Road. If you have information regarding Jerry’s location or see him, please call the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985 or 911.

Jerry is believed to be wearing a black puffy coat and black beanie. He is a white male with no hair, 5’9 tall, and approximately 180-200 pounds. A driver’s license photo and picture from family are attached.

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Published on: 
Sunday, April 16, 2023 - 11:56am
Contact Details: 

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Larimer County Sheriff's Office
(970)980-2501 |  Email

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