Police find second vehicle in search for missing Wheat Ridge woman
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A day after finding one of a missing Wheat Ridge woman’s vehicles, police have found her second and final vehicle.
Wheat Ridge Police say the vehicle, a 2009 Toyota Rav4 SUV belonging to Leann “Annie” Meyer, was found parked in the 3700 block of Marshall Street at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Police indicated that the SUV appeared to have been parked in the area for several days.
The vehicle has since been sealed and transported to the Wheat Ridge Police Department, where it will be accompanied by a 1995 silver Toyota pickup truck that also belongs to Meyer. The truck was discovered approximately five miles north of the Rav4, in a parking lot near West 72nd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard.
Police performed a second search of Meyer’s Wheat Ridge home on Tuesday, but insist the residence is not being considered a crime scene.
The 52-year-old IT specialist hasn’t been seen or heard from since Feb. 23, when she didn’t show up for work.
The disappearance of Meyer and her vehicles has her family and friends baffled. They say it’s inconceivable to think she just ran off.
“She’s very dedicated to her work and always kept in contact with her friends,” Luann Joecke, a friend from Pueblo, said. “This is not like her at all.”
Complicating matters further is the fact that Meyer’s roommate Melissa Miller is continuing to refuse a one-on-one meeting with police.
“We’ve spoken (with Miller) on the phone,” Wheat Ridge Police Commander Dave Pickett said. ”We’ve been trying to get a face-to-face interview. We’ve been unable to do that to this point.”
Miller did tell police Meyer was with a woman named Kathy when she disappeared, though Miller was unable to provide a last name. Joecke thinks that story is fishy.
“I’ve spoken to quite few people and I talked to Annie three weeks ago,” Joecke said. “I am not aware of a Kathy in her life.”
Police are urging anyone who knows anything about Meyer’s disappearance or whereabouts to contact them at 303-235-2947.