Missing Lakewood man likely dead and his body dumped in Denver

An 81-year-old missing Lakewood man is likely dead and his body parts dumped in numerous spots in Denver, police said Thursday.

Gail Wilson was last seen about 9:30 a.m. Oct. 31 leaving his home in the 1300 block of South Reed Street, according to Lakewood police.

On Thursday police said unknown suspects drove Wilson’s truck, a 1997 red Ford F-150 with Colorado license plate BXX-317, to various spots in Denver about 3:30 p.m. Oct. 31. A rolled-up carpet, tall white laundry basket and numerous black bags, “items likely containing the body of Wilson,” were dumped in numerous areas around Colfax Avenue and Broadway, East Sixth Avenue and York Street between 3 and 5 p.m. Oct. 31, Lakewood police said.

Police investigators spotted the truck at the Denver locations on surveillance video footage, said John Romero, a Lakewood police spokesman.

Wilson was reported missing by family members  Nov. 1. His truck was recovered by police Nov. 5 in the area of I-25 and West Colfax Avenue. The truck is evidence in the case.

Romero could not say whether a search warrant has been served at Wilson’s home. Denver police are assisting in the case.

Anyone with information on the case, or who may have seen Wilson’s truck, is asked to call Lakewood police at 303 763-6800.

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