Remains of missing Nebraska teen found in Colorado months later

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Security photo from ATM at 16th and Blake streets in Denver on Oct. 23, 2014. This was Jason Berglund's last known location.

Security photo from ATM at 16th and Blake streets in Denver on Oct. 23, 2014. This was Jason Berglund's last known location.

BAILEY, Colo. — The remains of a missing Nebraska teen, Jason Berglund, were found last week by a Colorado hiker, after he was first reported missing in November, according to officials.

This discovery comes about nine months after Berglund, 18, was reported missing.

The location of the remains were three miles up the Colorado Trailhead, Park County Sheriff’s Office announced on Monday.

The body was positively identified as Jason Berglund through comparison of dental records by the Park County Coroner’s Office.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Berglund family and friends. This brings to a close months of investigation and long hours of intensive searches that were conducted,” the announcement stated.

Berglund’s Dodge Intrepid was found abandoned in late October near the same trail-head southeast of Bailey, Colo.

At that time, the Park County Sheriff’s Office said, the license plates were missing from the car.

Berglund was last seen on an ATM security camera in Denver on Oct. 23, 2014, just a week before his car was found abandoned.

The cause of death was not released.

Many agencies were involved in this investigation.

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