On Thursday, April 12, Vail Police detectives arrested Linnea Hayda, 31, of Vail, on a warrant related to an incident in March in which the woman was found in a trash dumpster. Charges include false reporting to police, tampering with evidence and attempting to influence a public servant.
At approximately 5:37 a.m. on March 27, police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Vail View Drive in the Sandstone neighborhood upon the report of a woman found in a dumpster with various injuries. After a thorough investigation totaling over 200 hours, Vail detectives concluded that an account provided by Hayda, which led police to issue an alert to the community asking about suspicious activity, proved to be fictitious.
Further inquiry can be directed to Assistant District Attorney Heidi McCollum at 970-319-0269.
Note: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.