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2011 Media Releases  
 Follow up to tanker crash of November 16, 2011 on westbound I70

This is a follow up regarding the crash of a water tanker truck on westbound Interstate 70 on November 16, 2011. Read more...

 Victim of motorcycle vs. SUV crash of December 18, 2011 identified

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Anthony L. Woods, a 53-year-old male resident of Grand Junction. Read more...

 Information regarding the substitute teacher who died while on the job at Clifton Elementary on December 12, 2011

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has received numerous requests for information regarding the death of a substitute teacher who died while on the job at Clifton Elementary School on Monday, December 12, 2011. Read more...

 Victims of 3 vehicle crash on Highway 6 & 50 on December 5, 2011 identified
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the deaths of Scott M. Wall, a 21-year-old male and Breanna L. Daniels, a 20-year-old female, both residents of Casper, Wyoming. Read more...
 Victim of Indiana St shooting of November 25, 2011 identified
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Jesus Ray Sanchez, Jr., a 43-year-old male resident of Grand Junction. Read more...
 Victim of 28 Road shooting of November 25, 2011 identified
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Cody R. English, a 16-year-old male resident of Grand Junction. Read more...
 Driver of tanker truck that rolled on I70 on November 16, 2011 identified

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Edward F. McCord, a 59-year-old male resident of Grand Junction with family in Texas. Read more...

 Cause and manner of death of hunter found near Mosquito Lake on October 27, 2011 revealed
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of James J. McCarthy, a 49-year-old male resident of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Read more...
 Victim of motor vechicle crash on I70 near DeBeque on October 22, 2011 identified

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Vicente Lima Leon, a 29-year-old male resident of Grand Junction. Read more...

 Victim of mountain bike accident near DeBeque on October 21, 2011 identified
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Steven D. Chesley, a 62-year-old male resident of Rifle, Colorado. Read more...
 Identity of victim of motor vehicle crash on I70 on September 29, 2011 released

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Eric K. Bartholomew, a 27-year-old male recent resident of Denver, Colorado in route to his new home in Simi Valley, California. Read more...

 Victim of ATV crash of September 18, 2011 south of Palisade identified

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Nichole Mease, a 28-year-old female resident of Grand Junction. Read more...

 Update on victim found in vehicle on South Highway 50 on August 15, 2011

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its physical examination regarding the death of Jimmy C. Townsend, a 50-year-old male resident of Grand Junction, Colorado with family in Meridian, Mississippi. Read more...

 Victim of rollover on I70 on July 27, 2011 identified
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Manuel R. Cobo, a 42-year-old male resident of Grand Junction. Read more...
 Victim of shooting on North Avenue on July 16, 2011 identified
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Jorge Alberto Carrasco, a 31-year-old male resident of Grand Junction. Read more...
 Victim of motor vehicle crash on North Avenue on July 7, 2011 identified
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Nicholas J. Jacobson, a 26-year-old male resident of Grand Junction. Read more...
 Victim of incident at Vega Reservoir on July 7, 2011 identified

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Ivan C. Walz II, a 67-year-old male resident of Grand Junction. Read more...

 Victim of drowning on June 18, 2011 near Palisade identified

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Gabriel C. Hellmann, a 17-year-old male resident of Palisade, Colorado. Read more... 

 Vehicle fire victim of June 14, 2011 identified
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of David F. Johnson, a 48-year-old male resident of Grand Junction, Colorado. Read more...
 Homicide victim of May 27, 2011 identified

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Richard Allen Nelson, a 46-year-old male resident of Mesa, Colorado formerly of Ft. Worth, Texas area. Read more... 

 Victim of incident on Spanish Trail Drive of Friday, April 15, 2011 identified
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of James N. Rossett, a 31-year-old male resident of Grand Junction. Read more...
 Identity of person found on N 2nd St on February 9, 2011 released
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Celso A. Salazar a 60-year-old male resident of Grand Junction. Read more...
 Identity of person found at 1456 Bunting Ave Unit 1 on February 8, 2011 released
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Brian J. Merola, a 57-year-old male resident of Grand Junction. Read more...
 Victim of motor vehicle crash on D 1/2 Road on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 identified

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Shannon I. Gallegos, a 39-year-old male resident of Grand Junction and formerly from Cedaredge, Colorado. Read more...


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