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Missing woman found deceased

Released on Monday, January 4, 2021
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  • Christine Cummings
  • Jeep

A deceased woman, believed to be Christine Cummings, has been located by search and rescue teams.

On the afternoon of January 5, 2021 a utility worker reported a vehicle matching the description of Christine Cummings' missing Jeep. The Jeep was parked at the Emmaline Lake trailhead in the Pingree Park area. Law enforcement responded and confirmed that it was the missing woman's vehicle. Search efforts began immediately with assistance from Larimer County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services, Larimer County Search and Rescue, and Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol.

On the morning of January 6, search teams canvassing the area located a deceased female, presumed to be Cummings. The Larimer County Coroner will officially release the woman's identity, as well as cause and manner of death, at a later time. Based on the facts and evidence gathered during the investigation, foul play is not suspected.

"This community showed a truly remarkable outpouring of support in the effort to locate Christine," said FCPS Chief Jeff Swoboda. "We share your grief in this tragic loss of life, and our deepest condolences are with Christine's family and everyone impacted by this heartbreaking outcome."

Anyone with information about this case, who has not already spoken to police, may contact Detective Marty Shaw at 970-416-2051.


Original Release: January 4, 2021

Police are asking for the community’s help locating a missing Fort Collins woman.

A relative of Christine Cummings, 32, contacted Fort Collins Police on January 1, 2021 as they had not heard from her in several days. Cummings was last known to be at her Fort Collins residence on December 29, 2020. Officers tried to contact her at home, but neither she nor her vehicle were there. Family members believe she may have gone hiking and are concerned for her safety.

Police entered her as a missing person and also notified staff at Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain National Parks as she frequents those locations. Cummings drives a 2015 Black Jeep SUV, license plate EOL263. She is a white female with brown hair, blue eyes, approximately 5'7 tall, and 140 pounds. Photos are attached.

Detectives do not have any indication of foul play. Anyone with information about Cummings’ current location or travel plans is asked to contact Fort Collins Detective Marty Shaw at 970-416-2051.