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Missing Woman's Family Asks Public For Help

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The last time anyone had contact with Colleen Muhl was February 17th.

And her husband, Gerald, took his own life, just four days ago. Leaving even more unanswered questions.

Her family is hoping someone, somewhere might have information that can help investigators find the 56-year old Spanish Springs woman.

Colleen's sister, brother-in-law, and niece say the past few weeks have been a nightmare, and their lives have come to a stand-still.

They don't think Colleen is still alive but they're still hopeful they can find out where she is and what happened to her.

"She's amazing," Michelle Jones, Colleen's niece said. "She's a person that would do anything for her family."

Muhl's family describes Colleen as a loving and caring person.

But life hasn't been the same for the Jones's since her disappearance, last month.

"You can't sleep, you can't eat," Sharon Jones, Colleen's sister said. "Life isn't functioning normally. Nobody is working. Nothing is normal."

The last time anyone has heard from Colleen was on February 17. One day after she and her husband got home from visiting the Jones' in Madera, California.

On February 22, Gerald told the family that Colleen had died in her sleep, while visiting a friend, in California.

"Things started going downhill from then," Sharon Jones said. "We started getting curious and family members started talking about different things and they just weren't making sense."

There is no record of Colleen's death and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office suspects foul play.

Investigators questioned Gerald Muhl about the case on Sunday. The next day, he took he took his own life near the couple's Spanish Springs home.

Colleen's family believes he is responsible for her disappearance.

"It's just mind-boggling that he would do such a thing and didn't have the courage to tell us where she was before he did this to himself," Sharon Muhl said.

Deputies searched the area where Gerald Muhl's body was found for more evidence.

There is still no sign of Colleen.

"It feels like everyday we're slugged in the stomach with something new that's going on and not getting closer to finding her," Michelle Jones said.

Colleen's family members say they won't be at peace until she is found.

And say the hardest part is knowing she is out there somewhere, and they can't reach her.

"I wanted to pick up the phone and call her and I couldn't call her and couldn't confess how I felt about all this stuff," Michelle Jones said. "It's unbelievably hard."

The sheriff's office says this is a high-priority missing person's case but they need more leads.

Colleen's family is asking that if you have any information, no matter how small, call the sheriff's office at (775) 785-9276.

Written by Paul Nelson
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