MICAH LAMBERT HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
Teller County, Colo. -March13, 2018–This morning, an examination was performed on the remains found in the Catamount Lakes area and they were identifiedto be Micah Lambert, 39, a missing hiker. A forensic odonatologist was able to positively identify Lambert using dental records. The coroner has notified the family. Micah Lambert was last seen by a friend in Colorado Springs on September 23, 2017. Her vehicle was discovered abandoned in the parking lot of a Teller County recreational area, the Catamount walking trails, on September 29th. Volunteers from Teller County Search and Rescue scouredthe area for several days following the discovery of Lambert’s vehicle but were unable to locate anything at that time. Searchers used Cadaver dogsduring the initial search. On March 9, 2018, a hiker found a human skull about 250 yards off the Ring of the Peak Trail, a 50-mile walking and biking path encircling Pike’s Peak. Search and Rescue teams, along with Colorado Forensic Canines responded to the scene, locating the rest of Lambert’sremains several hundred yards away from the initial discoverythe next day. Abackpack, cell phone, and ID belonging to Lambert were with the rest of the remainsalong with apistol. An injury consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot woundwas discoveredduring the autopsy, according to Teller County Coroner Al Born, has final ruling on manner and cause of death.Our thoughts and prayers are with Micah’s family during this difficult time. Our hope is that this identification provides some closure and relief. If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties, please urge them to contact a professional or call the National Suicide Hotlineat 1-800-273-8255.