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Kelsie Jean Schelling, missing Denver woman: Car found, but her whereabouts unknown

UPDATE: Nearly two years after her disappearance, the family of Kelsie Jean Schelling still hasn't given up hope of finding her. Family members and supporters will march from the Pueblo Police Department's headquarters to District Attorney Jeff Chostner's office to encourage authorities to continue investigating her case.

Kelsie Jean Schelling, 21, lives in the Larimer Square area. Earlier this month, however, she traveled to Pueblo to visit her boyfriend -- and she hasn't been seen since.

Yesterday brought the first break in the case: Her car was found in the Pueblo area. But if anyone knows where she is, they're not talking yet. See photos, video and contact information below.

Here's the simple message in the first post on Help Find Kelsie, a Facebook page launched this week:

Kelsie Jean Schelling has been missing since Monday, Feb. 4th. Her whereabouts are currently unknown, and no one is aware of her condition.
Also included are photos like this one....

...and this one: Here's other information about Kelsie shared on the page. Note that her 22nd birthday is Monday:
Date Missing: Monday, 2/4/2013

Date of Birth: 2/18/1991

Age: 21

Hair: Dark Brown

Eyes: Hazel

Height: 5'4

Weight: 120

Race: Caucasian

Complexion: Tan

Tattoos: Chinese symbol on back of neck, cursive writing on inside of left arm and a fleur-de-lis on right rib cage

Also featured is information about Kelsie's car, a black Chevy Cruz that looks like this.

Now, however, 7News reports that Pueblo police have now located the vehicle. No word about whether clues inside it have aided in the investigation.

In the meantime, her parents send this message:

Look below to see a KKTV report about the search -- and again, phone 719-553-2502 if you have any information about this case.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "David Calderon won't face charges (yet) in alleged kidnapping of Johnstown teen."

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