PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – On Wednesday, investigators with Park County and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation updated the public about the murder of Maggie Long.
Anyone with any information is asked to call this tip line at 303-239-4243.
Park County’s sheriff and state and federal investigators appealed to the public Wednesday for information that might crack the Dec. 1 murder of a 17-year-old girl, acknowledging they have no strong suspects.
“We’re committed to finding the people responsible for taking the life of Maggie Long,” Sheriff Fred Wegener said at an afternoon news conference where photographs were made public showing a safe, two guns and jade figurines that were taken from the girl’s home the day she was killed.
Although the pictures were released, Wegener declined to release other information – including how Long was killed and whether she was sexually assaulted – because he said it could compromise the investigation.
Wegener was also at a loss to explain the assertion by his department two days after Long’s killing and a fire set in her home that no body had been found – “we made our comment, we’ll live with it,” he said.
Wegener said “an apparent burglary occurred” before the Long family’s home was set on fire, and also that there were items stolen from the home.
Camper elaborated, saying a green safe, some jade figurines, and two firearms – a Beretta 9mm handgun, and an “AK-47 style” of rifle – were stolen. He showed pictures of items similar to those that were taken.
An FBI official said there was a “high probability” that someone in the community had come into contact with the person or people involved in Long’s murder. All officials said there may be one person, or multiple people, responsible for her death.
The official said that the suspect might live in the community, and may be either following the case closely or seeming detached from their typical behavior and relationships.
He urged residents to report anything possibly-related to the case to the tip line established for the case, saying “no piece of information is too small.”
The officials said the investigation continued, and that the coroner’s report would remain under seal while the investigation is ongoing.
It has been 4 months. 4 months since the murder of my beautiful, loving friend. 4 months without closure, 4 months of torment and sadness. 4 months of tears and immense pain.
4 months without our beloved friend Maggie.
4 months is too long. It’s too long of a time for her disgusting and senseless murderer to have spent free from their actions.
If you know something, even if it may seem minor, please come forward. We have to get justice for this incredible girl.
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KUSA – It’s been more than four months since 17-year-old Maggie Long was killed and no suspects have been named in the case the Park County Sheriff’s Office has called its number one priority.
On Dec. 1, 2017, Maggie Long had plans to attend an evening concert at Platte Canyon High School. She left school and did not return. Her car was found at her family’s home off County Road 43. The home had been set on fire, and the Park County Sheriff’s Office said it was clear there had been a burglary.
The sheriff’s office along with state and federal investigators held a press conference on Feb. 7. Since then, there hasn’t been a formal update on the investigation.
The Park County Coroner’s Office tells 9NEWS it will not release the completed autopsy report for Maggie Long at the request of the district attorney.