By Jamie Leary

LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) — After naming a suspect in the disappearance of a Longmont woman, investigators also updated the area in which her body may be located.

On its Facebook page Thursday, police said areas of interest are Peak-to-Peak Highway, Rollins Pass, area west of Longmont, Rabbit Mountain and Rocky Mountain Arsenal area.

Rita Gutierrez-Garcia, 34, disappeared after celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with friends.

rita gutierrez garcia 2 Missing Mom: Searches For Rita Gutierrez Garcia Planned In Longmont

Rita Gutierrez-Garcia (credit: CBS)

Her family has organized several volunteer-based searches.

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Due to the recent information, they have changed the location of the next search.

On Saturday, they will be searching the Rabbit Mountain Open Space area at 15140 N. 55th St. in Longmont from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Sunday, they are meeting at Pella Crossing in Longmont at 7 a.m. and plan to search until 1 p.m.

There will also be a prayer vigil on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Thompson Park at 420 Bross St. in Longmont.

More information:

A GoFundMe has been set up to support Gutierrez-Garcia’s sons.

Anyone with relevant information requiring immediate police involvement and follow-up is asked to call the Longmont Emergency Communications Center at (303) 651-8501. A tip line and email address have been established for anyone with information. Please call (303) 774-3700, for the police tip line or e-mail your tips to

Jamie Leary joined the CBS4 team in 2015 and currently works as a reporter for CBS4 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. She couldn’t imagine a better place to live and work and will stop at nothing to find the next great story. Jamie loves learning about and hearing from her fellow community members, so connect with her on Facebook or Twitter @JamieALeary.


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