Woman still missing after calling 911 Feb. 13 in Dumont

Melinda Tafoya-Deltoro is listed as an "endangered missing person"


Authorities are still searching for a 38-year-old woman who was last contacted Sunday in the Miner's Candle area near Dumont.

Melinda Tafoya-Deltoro has brown hair and brown eyes, and is approximately 5-foot-2 and 160 pounds. She called Clear Creek County 911 from Miner's Candle around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, saying her car was stuck in the snow and she was possibly under duress.

Clear Creek Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said Wednesday morning that he couldn't comment on the nature of her possible duress.

He did clarify that Tafoya-Deltoro doesn't live in the Miner's Candle area, and isn't believed to be a county resident.

Deputies responded to the area Sunday afternoon, after dispatch received her call. They located her vehicle, but couldn't find her. Snelling said CCSO and its partners conducted an "exhaustive, extensive search" of the area both Sunday evening and all day Monday, adding, "We came up with no additional information as to her whereabouts."

The Clear Creek Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public's help locating her, in case she left the area. 

Anyone who has seen Melinda Tafoya-Deltoro or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call 911, the Clear Creek Sheriff's Office at 303-679-2354 or email crime_tips@clearcreeksheriff.us.


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