Human remains identified as Garfield County woman’s

A family’s suspicion was confirmed Thursday when the remains found last Friday east of Battlement Mesa were identified as those of Mary Comiskey.

Comiskey had been missing since Dec. 17, 2005. She was last believed to be in the area four miles east of Battlement Mesa where hikers found human remains a week ago along County Road 309.

Comiskey’s jacket was found 20 yards off that roadside days after she disappeared.

Comiskey’s brother, Cory Comiskey, told The Daily Sentinel shortly after the remains were found that he believed they were the remains of his missing sister.

“All of us combined feel that it is her. We’re just awaiting the result of the DNA analysis,” Cory Comiskey told a reporter.

The results of a DNA analysis conducted by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation were released Thursday. Mary Comiskey’s family members were notified of the results.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department will continue an investigation into how Mary Comiskey died, the department announced in a press release. Since the investigation is ongoing, the sheriff’s department said in the release they will not release any additional information at this time.


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