Investigation continues as police try to piece together man’s last days
October 24, 2011
Steamboat Springs — The Steamboat Springs Police Department is continuing to investigate the death of a 50-year-old Steamboat Springs man who was found Friday night in the stairway of a condo complex.
Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said Monday that the results of a Saturday night autopsy on Dean Tresner won't be released or confirmed until the police investigation is finished. He also said an exact time of death has not yet been determined.
"It's going to take a while to determine when he died, and we're talking with a pathologist as we figure out a timeline," Ryg said. "It's not an easy thing to determine."
Police Capt. Joel Rae said Monday that anyone who spoke to or saw Tresner before Oct. 10 should contact police. He also said investigators have not found any evidence of foul play.
"We don't have any information that indicates there was any foul play, but we're trying to figure out what happened to Mr. Tresner and learn more about the events leading up to his death," Rae said.
Police Detective Dave Kleiber said the investigation now is focused on events that occurred in Steamboat on Oct. 6 and 7, which is around the time Kleiber said police think Tresner was last alive based on his cellphone records and witness interviews.
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Police also hope to talk to a man in his 20s who returned Tresner's wallet to a State Farm Insurance Agency location in Steamboat on the morning of Oct. 7. Kleiber said the man, who police have been able to identify only as "Corey," found the wallet in the parking lot of the Pines condominiums behind City Market. Tresner lived at the Pines, which also is where he was found last week.
The wallet was brought to police Oct. 10, and attempts by police to contact Tresner were unsuccessful. A missing person's report was filed Oct. 21 by a group of Tresner's friends who came to Steamboat from Boulder to search for him.