MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. — The body found inside an animal shed in Morgan County on April 21 has been identified as 19-year-old Destiny McMinn, the coroner’s office said Tuesday.
McMinn was reported as a missing person to the Fort Morgan Police Department on April 2, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.
She was reportedly last seen on March 22 with Santos Macias, 41, who was believed to be dating McMinn.
Macias was found dead in the garage of a vacant property near U.S. 34 and Saunders Road on April 17. At the time, the sheriff’s office said it was actively searching for McMinn.
McMinn’s body was found on property in the 9000 block of Morgan County Road Q, according to the sheriff’s office. The property is about 12 miles from where Macias was found.
Investigators said McMinn and Macias were killed at an unknown site and their bodies were moved to the locations.
“While the sheriff’s office and coroner’s office are not releasing the causes of death or other evidence found at the scene, these were undoubtedly brutal killings,” the sheriff’s office stated.
“We know there are people out there who have information which can help us solve this crime. Please do the right thing for Destiny and Santos, and their families, and call us, even if you do not think your information may be relevant.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 970-867-2461.