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Volunteers To Search For Missing Denver Woman This Weekend

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Amy Ahonen (credit: Denver Police Department)

Amy Ahonen (credit: Denver Police Department)

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DENVER (CBS4) – A prayer service is scheduled for Friday night for a missing woman who vanished while hiking near Clear Creek.

Amy Ahonen, of Denver, has been missing for a week and her disappearance remains a mystery. Police found her car in Clear Creek Canyon near Golden.

Family and friends are still holding out hope that Ahonen will be found alive.

Ahonen’s black Jeep was found by the creek in Clear Creek Canyon. The jeep was unlocked and her sisters were told police found her cell phone, wallet with credit cards and a change of clothing.

Ahonen’s sisters, who just arrived in the area from Michigan, told CBS4 they are very concerned.

“Amy just cared so much about other people, she would never, never, never do this to my mother; she would never walk away. So something happened to her,” Annette Ahonen said.

Authorities called off their official ground search this week, but a voluteers search has been organized on Saturday morning and on Sunday. The group will search a 13 mile area of the canyon, centered around a trail known as Mayhem Gulch.

Ahonen’s sisters say her ex-husband lives in Florida and is very worried about her. The two ended the marriage on good terms, they said.

Ahonen is a hiker and loves the outdoors. She is 5-foot-4 with a slender frame, light blonde hair, and blue-green eyes. She is divorced and has no children. She moved here 5 years ago with her husband.

The service is being held at Epiphany Lutheran Church, at 790 South Corona in Denver. It begins at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a candle lighting outside the church.

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