Cops mum on divers’ search of Colorado River

Representatives of the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Department were on hand several hours Monday afternoon as a dive team with the FBI searched the Colorado River, near the pedestrian bridge connecting to Orchard Mesa. Police confirmed little about the operation.

Local authorities were tight-lipped about a search of the Colorado River on Monday afternoon that involved diving specialists from the FBI.

Roughly a dozen law enforcement officers, including investigators with the Grand Junction Police Department, deputies from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department and a team of FBI divers searched over several hours in the river, close to the Orchard Mesa pedestrian bridge.

The operation was observed around 2:15 p.m. and they had left the area by 4:30 p.m.

Police spokeswoman Kate Porras said the activity was related to an investigation the Grand Junction Police Department has been working “for a while.”

She declined to answer in more specifics.

The investigation in question had a recent development, which prompted Monday’s search, Porras said.

She declined to specify the nature of the investigation, or what they were looking for.

Denver FBI spokesman Dave Joly acknowledged the agency’s involvement in Monday’s operation, but declined further comment.


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