Crews search Commerce City landfill for clues in disappearance of Charlene Voight

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Crews on Monday searched a landfill for clues about the disappearance of a woman from Littleton.

Charlene Voight, 36, was last seen June 29.  Her family reported her missing July 8 after not being heard from for several days, which they said was unusual for her.

Several days later, police found Voight's car abandoned in a gravel lot about a block from the apartment complex where she was living with her boyfriend, Jeff Beier.

Her sister said Voight had moved to Colorado from California to live with Beier about a month before she disappeared.

The Littleton Police Department said evidence found at her apartment and a lot where her car was abandoned led them to suspect she is the victim of a crime.

On Monday, members of the police department, along with personnel from the Colorado National Guard, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Colorado State Patrol, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office began searching the Tower Landfill, according to Littleton police.

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Investigators did not specify what they were looking for or what prompted the decision to search the landfill.

"The search will continue for an undetermined length of time," the police department said.

No suspects have been named. Beier is charged in an unrelated sexual assault case that police said they discovered while investigating Voight’s disappearance.

Beier is a business associate with a local porta-potty and disposal company.

Numerous surveillance cameras surround the company.  But sources said the video was wiped from the security system under what some consider suspicious circumstances.

Sources said police hope to be able to recover the video.