Kim Remmel: Friends seek traces of missing wild horse activist

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Kim Remmel.
After weeks without any news of her whereabouts, friends and family of Kim Remmel, a 47-year-old Arvada woman active in animal welfare causes, are appealing to the public for information that might help solve the mystery of her disappearance. Remmel was last seen on May 25 and is believed to have left her residence early in the following morning.

Remmel was last seen by friends over dinner and was described as being "in a happy and relaxed frame of mind" that evening. She returned to her home, where she lives with her aunt and her cat, and left the next morning in her white pickup truck, taking her laptop computer. No one has heard from her since.

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Remmel advocated for wild horses and burros, was a vocal opponent of the government roundups of horses on public lands, and was involved in Belgian Malinois rescue and training. She liked to hike in Jefferson County open space areas and parks, including Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Although the Find Kim Remmel Facebook Page describes her as "somewhat estranged" from some members of her family, the lack of contact with any friends -- as well as the fact that she left her cat behind -- has raised concerns.

Her vehicle is described as being a white Mazda pickup from the late 1980s or early 1990s, with black trim and an older (non-fiberglass) black canopy, license plate 155XYX. The tailgate has only the letters NADA (or TADA) instead of MAZDA. Remmel sometimes wears glasses and may have been wearing a baseball cap or cowboy hat, as well as jeans and a T-shirt.

Anyone with information about Remmel or her vehicle should contact Detective Doll of the Arvada Police Department at 720-898-6900.

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Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Thanks for the post, Chad. Our thoughts are with you.

Chad Otto
Chad Otto

As a family member of Kim's by marriage I can say that is true that she was estranged from much of her family but most of the family understood why that was and did not resent her for her distance.  Her brother and sisters are very concerned about her well being despite Kim's distance.  Kim has moved about the country much over the years but has always been in contact with various family members no matter where she was living.  Her truck is a 1986 Mazda B2000, 2 wheel drive, with a bad clutch if anyone has seen it please contact the Arvada Police Dept as noted in the article.


Chad otto Do you know if any of the family have contacted Search and Rescue?? Could you please find this out for me.....they should be called, to do an extensive search for her by plane, helli to see if they can locate her vehicle or something....Starting from point last seen.

Chad Otto
Chad Otto

Unfortunately the last place she was seen was at home in Arvada.  She left no clues about where she was going so we have no idea where to even begin such a search.  The police have done as much research as they can and so far have come up with nothing.  Finding her vehicle would be a great help.  It's a white 1986 Mazda B2000 tag # 155XYX.

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