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Police Continue to Investigate Dumpster Incident; No Credible Threat to the Public

  • 29 March 2018

UPDATE - 12 noon Thursday, March 29: Vail Police detectives are continuing to follow up with any and all leads regarding the Tuesday, March 27 incident in which a woman was found with various injuries after being discovered in a trash dumpster. Detectives have confirmed there was no sexual assault during the incident. Upon initial investigation, detectives have received information that leads them to believe that there are no suspects at large. Police will continue to investigate this incident and follow up with any and all information received. As of now, there is no credible threat to the public and police are not seeking any specific suspect.   

At approximately 5:37 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, Vail Police responded to the 1000 block of Vail View Drive in the Sandstone neighborhood on the report that a female party had been found in a dumpster. When officers arrived on scene, the female was located in a small dumpster. The female party was conscious and breathing but not able to talk. She was found with various injuries which are being investigated. Police confirm that when the female party was found, she had her hands and feet in zip-ties. The female had been able to free herself from several ties, but had several on her when she was found.  

The female was transported to Vail Health Hospital by Eagle County Paramedic Services where she was interviewed by Vail detectives. Her last known whereabouts were near 142 Beaver Creek Place in Avon at about 4 p.m. on Monday, March 26. 

Anyone with information about suspicious activity in either area is encouraged to call Vail Police and speak with Detective Sgt. Luke Causey, 970-470-2372 or







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