Jeep of missing Fort Collins woman found at Poudre Canyon trailhead, friends say

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FORT COLLINS (KDVR) — Friends of a Fort Collins woman, who has been missing since late December, say her Jeep was found at a trailhead in Poudre Canyon.

Christine Cummings, 32, was last known to be at her Fort Collins home on Dec. 29, according to police.

On Wednesday morning, several of Cummings friends posted updates on social media.

“Christine’s Jeep has been found at a trailhead in Poudre Canyon. Larimer County Search and Rescue teams are now in the area. Authorities say there are safety risks in the area so the public is being asked to wait to help with the efforts. Please pray!”

A family member contacted Fort Collins police on Jan. 1 after no one heard from Cummings for several days.

“Detectives have been able to rule out there’s nothing to indicate there is foul play and we do believe Christine left her residence on her own accord,” Officer Brandon Barnes said.

“It’s unreal. It’s like watching a movie. It doesn’t feel real,”  Cummings’ close friend Katelyn Holmes-Taggart said, adding, “A week off the grid is not typical. Christine is responsible to a fault. It’s not something she would do.”

Friends tell FOX31 Cummings is an avid hiker and athlete.

“Our leading theory is she’s outside, we can’t think of anyone else that she would be with that we haven’t talked to or certainly can’t think of anyone that would want to hurt her by any means,” Cumming’s close friend Holly Roberts said. 

“She’s a very skilled outdoor person, she knows what it takes to survive but I fear she may not have the gear with her she would need to be successful in that,” Holmes-Taggart said.

As loved ones ask community members for help locating Cummings, they are blown away by the kindness of the Fort Collins community. 

“Seeing everybody that’s been going to all these different trails and looking for her car, there’s just a lot of gratitude,” Roberts said. 

Cummings’ mother Jennifer shares the following message with the community:

“We appreciate the caring responses of so many who have expressed concern and have gotten involved to help.”

Cummings is described as a white woman, with brown hair, blue eyes, about is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.

Anyone with information on Cummings’s whereabouts, travel plans or her vehicle is asked to contact Fort Collins Detective Marty Shaw at 970-416-2051.

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