Search Continues for Missing Child, Public’s Help Sought

Photo of Hunter Denny. Photo Courtesy of Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing child on September 29 at 9:15 pm in northern Larimer County and are asking the public for assistance in the ongoing search for 12-year-old Hunter Denny.

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) deputies and investigators, Larimer County Search and Rescue, Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Rangers, and the LCSO Posse are currently still looking for Hunter utilizing drones, search and rescue dogs, and a UCHealth Lifeline helicopter. Nevertheless, Hunter had yet to be located at the press time of this article.

Investigators have learned that Hunter left his home Tuesday, September 29 around 3 pm after having a disagreement with is family. His family began searching for him and proceeded to call the LCSO after Hunter did not return home for a while.

Hunter was last seen near his home in the area of Pristine Pines Lane and Deer Springs Lane which is west of Red Mountain Open Space in Livermore near the Wyoming border. Hunter is 5’0 tall, weighs nearly 100 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Hunter was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan Carhartt jacket, a red baseball cap, and possibly a green t-shirt. No foul play has been suspected at this time.

10/2 Update at 1:33 pm

Deputies and search crews are continuing their search for  Hunter with the Civil Air Patrol flying every day since the search began to support crews on the ground. Additionally, a tip-line has been established for information regarding Hunter’s whereabouts at 970-498-5168.

The LCSO is still seeking help from the public and encouraging anyone with information on Hunter to call their office. Drones, search and rescue dogs and a UCHealth Lifeline helicopter have been used in the search thus far.

10/3 Update at 4:12 pm

The LCSO received a call from a homeowner a mile from Hunter’s home on Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 am who had found an unauthorized person inside their home after being away for a few days.

After responding to the home, LCSO personnel found Hunter who was not harmed and in relatively good health regardless of being alone for several days. Hunter is now with his family and the LCSO is grateful for the support of the community during their search for Hunter.

The LCSO would like to thanks all the agencies involved with the investigation, including Larimer County Search and Rescue, Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Rangers, LCSO Posse, UCHealth Lifeline, Civil Air Patrol, Douglas County Search and Rescue, Rocky Mountain Rescue, Vail Mountain Rescue Group, Arapahoe Rescue Patrol, Poudre Fire Authority, Alpine Rescue Team, Laramie County Fire District #10, Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado, Search and Rescue Dogs of the US, Front Range Rescue Dogs, and the numerous volunteers from the community.

No additional information about this investigation will be released at this time due to Hunter’s age and the privacy of his family.


If you have seen Hunter or know his whereabouts, please call the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985 or visit: https://www.facebook.com/larimersheriff for more information regarding the search for Hunter.