​CBI Seeks Clues in Nucla Cold Case

05/23/2019—As the 20-year anniversary of the disappearance of a Nucla man nears, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office are working to shed new light on this cold case.

On May 27, 1999, Dale Williams (DOB: 07/15/1956), who owned a body shop in the Western Slope town of Nucla at the time, apparently received a phone call from a stranded motorist requesting assistance.

Prior to traveling to the location of the unidentified motorist, Williams stopped at a local business for a short discussion about a job he was scheduled to start.

This was the last confirmed contact with Williams, as he was reported missing the next day. His 1994 white Ford truck was found submerged in a river in July 1999, but there were no signs of Williams.

“We believe learning more information about the motorist who called Mr. Williams is a critical part of this investigation, but we are looking for any details regarding his disappearance,” said CBI Agent Brooks Bennett. “Although two decades have passed, we continue to actively work this case and hope that someone will come forward with that key piece of information that will help determine what happened to Mr. Williams.”

To report a tip in connection with this case, please call the CBI Grand Junction Regional Office at 970-248-7500.