Kim Remmel: Friends seek traces of missing wild horse activist

After weeks without any news of her whereabouts, friends and family of Kim Remmel, a 47-year-old Arvada woman active in animal welfare causes, are appealing to the public for information that might help solve the mystery of her disappearance. Remmel was last seen on May 25 and is believed to have left her residence early in the following morning.

Remmel was last seen by friends over dinner and was described as being "in a happy and relaxed frame of mind" that evening. She returned to her home, where she lives with her aunt and her cat, and left the next morning in her white pickup truck, taking her laptop computer. No one has heard from her since.

Remmel advocated for wild horses and burros, was a vocal opponent of the government roundups of horses on public lands, and was involved in Belgian Malinois rescue and training. She liked to hike in Jefferson County open space areas and parks, including Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Although the Find Kim Remmel Facebook Page describes her as "somewhat estranged" from some members of her family, the lack of contact with any friends -- as well as the fact that she left her cat behind -- has raised concerns.

Her vehicle is described as being a white Mazda pickup from the late 1980s or early 1990s, with black trim and an older (non-fiberglass) black canopy, license plate 155XYX. The tailgate has only the letters NADA (or TADA) instead of MAZDA. Remmel sometimes wears glasses and may have been wearing a baseball cap or cowboy hat, as well as jeans and a T-shirt.

Anyone with information about Remmel or her vehicle should contact Detective Doll of the Arvada Police Department at 720-898-6900.

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