UPDATE: Officials believe they have found the body of Christine Cummings, as of Wednesday afternoon. Read an updated piece here.
The Fort Collins Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a woman believed to have gone missing while hiking last week.
Christine Cummings was last seen in the Fort Collins area on Tuesday, December 29th. She was reported missing by a relative on Friday, January 1, 2021 after the relative had not heard from Cummings in several days.
Family members believe Cummings may have gone hiking and are concerned for her safety, according to a press release from the Fort Collins Police Services.
Police tried to contact Cummings at her home, but neither she nor her vehicle were located.
Park staff have been notified of Cummings' missing status at Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain national parks, two places where she is known to frequently visit.
Cummings, 32, is described as a white woman with brown hair and blue eyes weighing 140 pounds. She is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and drives a 2015 Black Jeep SUV with the license plate of EOL263.
News of Cummings' disappearance has sparked a grass roots effort to find her on social media. In unofficial social media accounts, Cummings is described as an avid long-distance runner and hiker known to frequent various trails around the northern Front Range.
No foul play is suspected at this time, according to officials. Anyone with information on Cummings is asked to contact Fort Collins Detective Marty Shaw at 970-416-2051.