Christopher Michael Collyer

Above: Collyer, circa 1999


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 22, 1999 from Rifle, Colorado
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 15, 1980
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'5, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Collyer was last seen swimming in the Colorado River south of Rifle, Colorado on June 22, 1999. He dived off the cement retaining wall, was swept away by the fast-flowing current and disappeared. An extensive search turned up no sign of him; he is presumed drowned.

    There are two plaques at the site of the retaining wall commemorating Collyer's life and death. Several people have drowned in that section of the river over the years. After Collyer's disappearance, the county erected a steel gate on the top of the wall near the shore to prevent people from jumping in.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Rifle Police Department


    Source Information
    Colorado Bureau of Investigation
    The Rocky Mountain News
    The Citizen Telegram


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 30, 2016; height and weight added, details of disappearance updated.

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