DENVER (CBS4) – Among the thousands of people running in the Sports Authority Rock ‘N’ Roll Denver Marathon Sunday morning will be a group of 40 or so people who have come together to remember a Wheat Ridge woman who is believed to have been murdered.
Annie Meyer disappeared from her home in February and for months friends and family members searched for her. Her remains were found in July in Park County near Bailey.
Annie’s brother Pat Meyer told CBS4 he is one of 17 family members who have come to Denver this weekend from out of state to take part in the marathon events. Along with friends of Annie’s from the Denver area, they also chose this weekend to go through the process of emptying out Annie’s home. Some of her belongings will be brought back to her hometown in Minnesota.
“Annie lived here for about 30 years. She originally came out here for the Air Force, she was in the Air Force. And stayed eight years in the Air Force, was honorably discharged, and she loved it so much that she stayed. The base was closing and she wanted to stay here in Colorado,” Pat said.
All of the friends and family members will be taking part in the either the marathon, the half, or the new “mini-marathon” wearing red T-shirts with a special image on them. It’s a sketch they found that Annie drew in her teens that portrays a woman breaking through a finish line.
“She drew just like anything,” Meyer said.
Annie wasn’t wasn’t overly athletic, but the family came from as far away as Florida and Minnesota with the thought that the race would be a fun experience and a “way to run in her memory.”
“We had three cars come out from Minnesota. Twelve of us drove,” Meyer said. “That’s what this weekend is about, having fun and keeping Annie’s memory alive.”
Her brother says despite her tragic ending, Annie Meyer’s memory will stay forever.
Annie’s roommate Melissa Miller faces first degree murder charges in her death.