APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) _ Human remains have been found in a mountain area
east of Phoenix near where a Colorado man disappeared in 2009.
Maricopa County sheriff’s spokesman Brandon Jones says hikers found remains on
Saturday in a rugged area about 60 miles east of Phoenix in the Superstition
Sheriff’s search teams were working to recover the remains on Sunday and
they’ll be sent to the county medical examiner for identification.
Robert Cooper of the private Superstition Search and Rescue group says his
members made the discovery.
Cooper tells the Arizona Republic the area is a half-mile from where
35-year-old Denver resident Jesse Capen’s Jeep and other belongings were
discovered in December 2009.
Capen’s mother told the Denver Post in early 2010 he was obsessed with finding
the Lost Dutchman gold mine.