Colorado Missing Persons Day is being honored with a series of events at the state Capitol building (200 E. Colfax Avenue) beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024. In addition to a Resolution being read at the Capitol, a prayer vigil will honor 606 individuals currently missing for a year or more in the State of Colorado.
Order of events at the State Capitol Building on February 2, 2024
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. – Family members are invited to meet in Senate Committee Room #357, near the Senate Gallery.
9:00 a.m. – Family members will join the Senate in their chambers to observe the ceremony to designate February 4, 2024 as Colorado Missing Persons Day.
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. – Family members will join the House in their chambers to observe the ceremony to designate February 4, 2024 as Colorado Missing Persons Day.
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (or at the conclusion of the Senate/House Sessions): A Prayer Vigil and the reading of the names of the missing will take place on the West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol Building.
The ceremony will conclude with a Bubble Release.
“Events such as Colorado Missing Persons Day help communities across the state shed light on this important issue,” said CBI Director Chris Schaefer. “The CBI works tirelessly on cold case and missing persons investigations alongside our public safety partners, and provides resources to families of those missing here in Colorado, and throughout the United States.”
Family members and friends are asked to share a short tribute about their loved one on the Colorado Missing Person Day Memoriam page created in their honor.
Colorado Missing Persons Day is sponsored by Colorado State Senators Rhonda Fields and Bob Gardner, along with House Majority Leader Monica Duran and House Minority Leader Rose Pugliese.
Note: CBI Victim Advocates are available for any family member of those missing needing additional support during this difficult time. To contact a CBI Victim Advocate, please call (303) 239-4649.