Remains believed to belong to Colorado woman found

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Posted: Sep 07, 2011 8:15 PM
Remains believed to belong to Colorado woman found

Authorities searching a field northeast of Denver Wednesday found remains believed to belong to a 19-year-old woman who disappeared earlier this year after leaving a nightclub, Denver authorities said.

Investigators were waiting for a positive identification and cause of death and were expected to be at the scene through the night. Denver police searched the field near Keenesburg, about 40 miles from Denver, after receiving a tip, said Lynn Kimbrough, a spokeswoman for the Denver District's Attorney's office.

Kenia Monge was at Denver's 24K Lounge the night of March 31 and was later seen at a gas station about two miles away at around 3 a.m., Denver police have said. Her family has said she left behind her purse and cellphone at the club.

Denver's KMGH-TV reported in April that a police search warrant said a man told investigators he gave Monge a ride to the gas station and sent her a text asking if she made it home.

No one has been arrested in the case.

One of the people Denver police have questioned, but not charged, in the case is Travis Forbes, a 31-year-old man who faces several charges in connection with a fire at an apartment that led a woman to jump from a second-story window. Forbes has said he wasn't involved in Monge's disappearance.