Body in desert ‘suspicious’

Tease Image
Photo by Gretel Daugherty

A Bureau of Land Management ranger manning a roadblock at 25 and J Roads talks with an officer driving the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office’s unmanned aerial systems van to the scene where a body was discovered by a passerby in the desert Thursday about four miles north of the roadblock. The Crime Scene Unit with the Sheriff’s Office was also operating at the scene.


Sheriff not yet linking find to missing woman, wants to talk to son

A body was found Thursday afternoon in the desert north of 25 Road several miles from where a Grand Junction woman was reported missing by family Tuesday morning.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office did not link the discovery of the body to the disappearance of Kathleen Lynn Stetzel, 54, who was reported missing in the predawn hours Tuesday and last seen in the 700 block of 25 Road, but investigators are treating the discovery of the body in the desert as suspicious at this point, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said.

Underground water supply is shrinking, study shows

While water levels at lakes Mead and Powell have visibly slipped in the current drought, another source, groundwater, is disappearing even more rapidly, according to a satellite study of the Colorado River Basin. A University of California, Irvine, study posted on the website of the American Geophysical Union said that the three-quarters of the water lost in the basin was drawn from groundwater and noted that the extent of groundwater loss “may pose a greater threat to the water supply of


  • Photo Gallery
    Week in Sports
    TacoB-Marini 072414 tease

    Tennis for all ages at Taco Bell, and Western Slope Championships swimming.

  • Video
    XXXL Pizza Challenge
    072214 Pizza eating

    Watch the first XXXL Pizza Challenge at Bravo Pizza in Mesa Mall.

  • Photo Gallery
    Week’s Best Photos
    072314 gunner1 tease

    Choosing a new sheriff candidate, Fifi the B-29, new 5th Street mural.

  • Photo Gallery
    B29 Superfortress
    072314 Wylie tease pic

    Veterans and families visit West Star Aviation to view the B29 Superfortress.

  • Photo Gallery
    Wine tasting at the Fair
    072114 fair sj pic

    Wine lovers enjoyed tasting the vino at the Mesa County Fair.

  • Special Project
    How-To Guide
    how to guide

    The free practical consumer guide for services, products and getting things done.


NEWS »
OPINION »

SPORTS & OUTDOORS »
LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT »

POLL
With the trade deadline looming, the Rockies are drawing interest for Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Jorge De La Rosa. What should they do?


Search More Jobs


NIE
Newspapers In Education


COLORADO »
NATION »
  • Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working.

  • Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

    DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hope to learn Friday why a psychiatric patient allegedly killed a caseworker at a hospital complex outside Philadelphia and whether a psychiatrist who shot the patient with his own gun, wounding him, had feared the man.

  • Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.

  • Big family hit by Sandy to share lottery winnings

    BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."

  • Judge says Texas man should be exonerated in rape

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.

NIE










THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy