Craig resident Deana Miller, 24, who friends and family say was missing since late last week, was found alive Wednesday morning near Browns Park.

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Craig resident Deana Miller, 24, who friends and family say was missing since late last week, was found alive Wednesday morning near Browns Park.

Craig resident Deana Miller reported as missing

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Craig resident Deana Miller, 24, who friends and family say was missing since late last week, was found alive Wednesday morning near Browns Park.

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Craig resident Deana Miller, 24, who family and friends said hasn’t been seen since late last week.

Miller’s mother, Rita Turner, of Idaho, called the Sheriff’s Office on Monday to file a missing person report, Undersheriff Charlene Abdella said.

Miller was last seen at Browns Park with a group of friends over the weekend, Abdella said.

“We’ve been out in the area looking to see what’s going on out there,” she said, noting the Sheriff’s Office has called all regional hospitals and no one with Miller’s name or date of birth has been admitted.

One of the friends Miller was with at Browns Park was Nate Navratil, who was arrested Monday night for an outstanding warrant in Garfield County on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Navratil’s arrest is not connected with Miller’s disappearance, Abdella said. The Sheriff’s Office has, however, asked Navratil if he knows anything about Miller’s whereabouts.

“There’s no indication of foul play at this time,” Abdella said. “She’s entered into the system as a missing person. She had told some friends that she was going to Kansas over the weekend.”

Miller’s friends in the community are concerned, Felecia Dunn said. Dunn confirmed that Miller was supposed to go to Kansas, but she said Miller’s car is still in Browns Park.

“I know that she was last seen at the radio tower on the top of Vermillion Canyon. That was on (June 13),” Dunn said, adding that Miller is a mother of four young children.

Noelle Leavitt Riley can be reached at 970-875-1790 or nriley@craigdailypress.com

Comments

MarieDuzik 1 year, 6 months ago

For all those looking for Deana, please remember her legal name is Deana Renae Large. That may make a difference when looking into hospitals, etc. Also, to our knowledge she is the mother of three children (not 4). All are well and in the custody of their fathers, as they have been for quite some time. If you know or hear anything please call the Sheriff's Department as we do not have any additional information to provide. It would be helpful to allow the authorities to do their job and not post speculation as those three children don't need to experience undo stress that follows chaotic information. It is bad enough, let's please get it right before we jump. I am the grandmother of her children, they live in my home and I see what this does to them. We need truthful accurate information only. All the rest is useless. For all those up partying with Deana last week at Brown's Park, you need to come correct and report what you know to the Sheriff's Department now. Think about those three kids. They deserve better than half truths. That is what is important until she is found.

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melonie barrett 1 year, 6 months ago

The law should take this very serious. I think they need to take the people she was with and shake them down.DO YOUR JOB

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MarieDuzik 1 year, 6 months ago

I will say I think law enforcement is doing what they can. The issue, in my mind, is that those involved are not giving accurate information. Those involved know what happened, either way, whether she just skipped town or if something went wrong and they just didn't provide proper response. I agree they need to speak up now before more resources are expended in the wrong area.

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needstoknow 1 year, 6 months ago

The law?? Right you can bet your butt if it was somethin to w a child they would be all over it!!! Missing person is serious an should be just like an case on it immediately!!!!

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MarieDuzik 1 year, 6 months ago

On behalf of the young children in my home. Thanks to all involved in finding Deana. Law enforcement, Search and Rescue and anyone we are not aware, who were behind the scenes. According to reports from hospital and Sheriff's Department she will be okay physically. Now this community and hopefully her family can concentrate on finding treatment options for this woman who has been in need of it for a very long time. Thanks to everyone who provided assistance here at home too!

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