Lakewood Police have confirmed that human remains discovered at Green Mountain belonged to Eric Pracht — a Lakewood man who had been missing for nearly four years.
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Police were called to a Green Mountain trail near the intersection of West Alameda Parkway and West Utah Avenue on April 23 after a hiker found Pracht’s bones. After an investigation, police confirmed Pracht’s remains had been at the site for a significant amount of time and discovered a gun believed to be his own at the scene. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is in the midst of investigating the cause of Pracht’s death.
Pracht, 25, was last seen around midnight on July 22, 2016. He and his fiancée had friends over at their Lakewood condo that night where they were talking about violence toward police. After the talk, Pracht said he needed to get fresh air and stepped outside. He was never seen again.
Pracht’s condo was located in the Green Mountain area with park trails just across the street. Police had searched a large portion of Green Mountain in the past but were never able to find him.
He was taking CPR and first aid classes at St. Anthony Hospital at the time of his disappearance.
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