FREDERICK, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — Two bodies have been found in Weld County, and sheriff’s investigators were trying to determine if they’re related to the disappearance of a woman and her adult daughter the night before.

The bodies were found Friday in or near irrigation canals. Neither has been identified. Deputies were having problems retrieving one of the bodies because water had frozen around it, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Reams said. Temperatures were in the teens in that area Friday morning.

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Deputies were treating the disappearances as possible kidnappings and were searching for Johns’ estranged husband, 37-year-old Cimmeron Johns. They were searching for a gold 1991 Ford Explorer, which they later located outside an apartment complex located on 103rd in Thornton.

Bureau Chief Steve Reams says Alisha Johns went to visit her estranged husband at a home there and her mother went to pick her up. A neighbor reported seeing two cars speed away from the house, including a black Mercedes normally driven by Cimmeron Johns.

Pachello also called her husband to report she was being chased by a dark-colored car. Deputies later found a black Mercedes crashed near where the bodies were found.

“I’m just surprised. Cim and Alicia have been there, they moved in about a year after we did, about eight years ago … they seemed like nice people,” neighbor Deidre Hockman said.

Deputies say the coroner has been having a hard time identifying the bodies because they suffer a great deal of trauma.

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