Motorcycle used by missing man found in forest

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Saguache, Colo. (AP) - Campers in the San Isabel National Forest have found a motorcycle last used by a Saguache County man who's been missing for more than a month.

Sheriff's Investigator Mark Werts says a family camping in the Cotton Creek area south of Salida found the Honda CRF-230 motorcycle Sunday at the bottom of a rocky embankment, but Werts says it doesn't appear the motorcycle was involved in a crash.

He says it looks like the Honda was thrown or dumped over the edge.

Fifty-six-year-old Michael Rust called a friend March 31 to say he was following some tracks near his home because he believed his residence had been broken into. He was reported missing April 2.

A bloody vest was found near rust's home on Saturday.

Werts says a DNA test showed the blood belonged to rust.
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