Sheriff’s Office looking for ‘person of interest’ in homicide

Matt Stensland
Routt County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Stewart Curcio, left, Coroner Rob Ryg, middle, and Sheriff Garrett Wiggins, right, talk to people at the scene of a suspected homicide in North Routt County on Monday night.
Scott Franz

— The Routt County Sheriff’s Office is trying to find Cole J. Pollard.

He has been named as a person of interest in the death of a 22-year-old woman found at 56730 Lupine Court east of Clark in North Routt County.

Pollard is five feet, nine inches tall, 160 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.

He is possibly driving a 1999 White GMC Suburban with oversized tires, black rims and a loud exhaust. Anyone who has seen this individual or has information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Routt County Sheriff’s Office at 970-879-1090.

At about 7:15 p.m. Monday, emergency responders were called to a report of a woman who was discovered tied up and lying face down at a home at 56730 Lupine Court.

The home in the Elk Ridge subdivision is owned by Amy and Russell West.

Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins said family members discovered the woman.

Russell West said the woman was a 22-year-old who was engaged to his 24-year-old son, Keith West, who was at the crime scene while deputies were investigating. The Wests are longtime residents, and Keith West graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 2009.

The name of the victim has not been released.

According to Pollard’s Facebook page, Pollard lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is from Steamboat.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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