PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The remains of 17-year-old Maggie Long were found in her family’s burned home near Bailey.
Her death is being investigated as a homicide. The fire at the teen’s home happened the same day she vanished.
The fire at the home at 3763 Park County Road 43 last Friday is being investigated as arson.
A family member said in a Facebook post that Long had disappeared that day.
Long was expected to attend a concert at her school, Platte Canyon High School, the family member said.
Last week, the sheriff’s department said no human remains were found in the home.
A judge issued a gag order which has left the community with questions.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Long family,” Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener said in a statement. “In the following weeks, we hope they may find strength from family, friends, and support of the community.”
Now, some are making plans to remember the young woman taken far too soon.
“We have a really solid a really good community up here. This is one of those times it’s not just the Long family, there are a lot of kids and a lot of other people who love them dearly and they’re hurting together,” Platte Canyon Community Church Youth Pastor Jay Vonesh.
The basketball games scheduled for Thursday night at the Platte Canyon High School have been postponed.