Police reopen 25-year-old cold case
May 7th, 2010 @ 12:08pm
SALT LAKE CITY -- The families of two people who went missing decades ago are asking for the public's help with the investigation into their disappearance.
14-year-old Lloyd Reese and 21-year-old David Jaramillo were with friends in East Canyon Reservoir on June 3, 1985, when they suddenly went missing.
Lloyd Reece, left, and David Jaramillo, right, went missing in 1985. For 25 years there have been no leads into their disappearance, but Friday detectives announced the case was re-opened.
Detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department feel there is a good possibility that they can solve this missing persons case. It's one of the first cases of this type they have re-activated.
Salt Lake City Police would not comment on what evidence had been found, but they tell that detectives have been retracing every step of the original case.
"We have so much technology at our disposal that we didn't have back in 1985, we are using that technology in this case to see if we can find out what happened to them," said Sgt. Robin Snyder with the Salt Lake City Police Department.
Police say Reese and Jaramillo were with friends at East Canyon Reservoir in June of 1985 when they became separated from their group. When they didn't return home that night, they were reported missing.
"I feel like in my heart that someone knows what happened to my brother." - Paul JaramilloPaul Jaramillo says for 25-years he has wondered what had happened to his brother David. He says his brother was a good kid with many friends, and that he just wouldn't run away.
"I think either an accident befell upon him, which to me, if a bunch of folks were in East Canyon with friends somebody out there has to know something," said David's brother Paul Jaramillo. "I feel like in my heart that someone knows what happened to my brother."
Police hope re-opening it will help trigger someone in the community to come forward with information.
"I pray that they come forward, and let us know what happened to him, because like I said he had friends that just loved him." Said Marsha Clark, Lloyd's mother.
After 25 years of not knowing, both families say they just want closure.
"Lloyd is always on my mind, constantly, so I was just excited that maybe they had found him," Clark said. "And all this time I have been thinking he is still alive."
Police and loved ones of the missing boys are asking if anyone has information about this case to please call the Salt Lake City Police Department. Callers may remain anonymous.
Story compiled with contributions from Shara Park and Marc Giauquhttp://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=10683802
Reece on left, Jaramillo on right