UPDATED: Officials wrap up field search in Birgfeld case

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - The Sheriff's Office has finished searching a field near 23 Road and I-70 for evidence related to the Paige Birgfeld case.

It's unknown if they found anything of interest. Officials do tell us however, some bone fragments were taken for further study to determine if they are human or animal.

11 News will have more information as it becomes available.
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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - The Mesa County Sheriff's, Coroner's Office and Search and Rescue are working a scene in Mesa County in connection to the Paige Birgfeld case.

11 News crews on scene say the officials are searching a searching a field behind GE Oil and Gas on Logos Court in Grand Junction. A crew of about 10 is conducting the search.

They've been at the scene since early Wednesday morning and will be there all day. They say they're looking for evidence. The area is very near where her car was found burned out days after her disappearance

Birgfeld mysteriously vanished nearly four years ago, on June 29, 2007. The mother of three led a double life as an adult escort. An investigator with the Sheriff's Office who is on scene says they've never forgotten about the case, it's something they continue to think about and investigate.

11 News Reporter Natalie Pallone called Paige's father Frank from the scene this morning. He says he had not heard of any of these developments and that she was the first to tell him about them. He also says he "completely left in the dark, but is encouraged that the investigation is moving forward and that staff has left the office and returned to the field to do investigative work."

11 News will bring you more information as it becomes available on 11 News at Noon and 11 Online.


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