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Authorities Again Seek Clues in Woman's Disappearance in Spanish Springs

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Colleen Muhl, Gerald Muhl Colleen Muhl, Gerald Muhl

 

Wednesday the Search and Rescue team from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office were out combing the backyard of Gerald and Colleen Muhl's home.

"They are moving some rocks that were reported to have been moved some time after the 17th by Mr. Muhl, a large pile of rocks, so once we get those moved and get a chance to look under those rocks, we don't know what will be there," said LT. Tom Green.

Authorities said the last time anyone had contact with the 56-year-old was on February 17th, Valentine's weekend and one day after she and her husband, Gerald, arrived back at their home from visiting Colleen's sister in California.

"Between about 3pm and the hours of darkness, we don't know where they're at. We know they arrived home, but beyond that, we don't know where they're at."

Five days later, according to authorities, Mr. Muhl did something that got everybody wondering.

"Her family said she was reported deceased in California by Mr. Muhl," said LT. Green.

However, there is no record of Colleen's death. Investigators say it was all a lie.

"We are still scouring over technical records, cellular phones, computers, banking accounts and all that kind of stuff that would give us any leads or move us in a different direction."

Lieutenant Green said they are still hopeful that Colleen Muhl is alive, but he said the reality of that diminishes by the day.

They questioned Gerald Muhl about the his wife's disappearance, but the next day, he took his own life, leaving investigators to piece together the perplexing case.

"Every day passes the weather is getting better, people are out walking in the hills and stuff like and there's a possibility that somebody could come across something, evidence and they'll call us and then we'll move on that."

Lieutenant Green said he is confident they will put together what happened that mystery Monday of the 17th or perhaps the hours, even days after.

"We will not stop looking for Colleen, be it today, next week or next year."

Colleen's family is asking that if you have any information, no matter how small, call the sheriff's office at (775) 785-9276. You can also call Secret Witness at 322-4900 or text your tip to 847411 or go online to www.secretwitness.com. Your call will remain anonymous - and you could be eligible for a reward.

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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