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October 3

On October 3, 2020, at about 7:30 a.m., LCSO received a call from a homeowner about one mile from Hunter’s home.  The caller had just returned after a few days away and found an unauthorized person inside the home. 

LCSO personnel responded and found Hunter.  He was not harmed and in relatively good health despite being alone in the outdoors for several days.  Hunter is now with family.

LCSO is very grateful for the community’s support during the search for Hunter.  Thank you for all the tips and offers to assist with the search.

We would also like to thank the agencies that assisted with this investigation – 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.

We understand that many community members will have specific questions about this investigation.  Due to Hunter’s age, and for the family’s privacy, no additional information will be released at this time.

October 2

Deputies and search crews continue to work tirelessly to locate Hunter. Since the search began, Civil Air Patrol has been flying every day to support crews on the ground. We are establishing a tip-line, if you have information about Hunter's whereabouts, please call Investigator Tyler Schall at 970-498-5168 and leave a message. If you have an immediate emergency related to this search, call 911. We ask that volunteer searchers please avoid the area unless coordinated by Larimer County Search and Rescue. 

September 30

The search for 12-year-old Hunter Denny is ongoing and we still need the public’s assistance.  If you have seen Hunter or know where he is, please call the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985.

LCSO deputies and investigators, Larimer County Search and Rescue, Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Rangers, and the LCSO Posse are still searching for Hunter.  They have used drones, search and rescue dogs, and a UCHealth Lifeline helicopter, but Hunter has not been located.

A more recent picture of Hunter is attached, and we believe he was last seen wearing the same clothing in this picture.  See his full description and other details in the original press release below.

All of this information is posted on the LCSO Facebook page and we ask that you share it to reach more community members (

September 30, 2020 at 2:00 a.m.

On September 29, 2020, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office was notified about a missing child in northern Larimer County.  Deputies, investigators, and Larimer County Search and Rescue responded and have been searching for the child since.

Investigators learned 12-year-old Hunter Denny left home yesterday around 3:00 p.m. after a disagreement with his family.  When Hunter did not return home after a while, his family began searching for him and then called LCSO.

Hunter was last seen near his home in the area of Pristine Pines Lane and Deer Springs Lane west of Red Mountain Open Space in Livermore close to the Wyoming border.  Hunter is 5’00 tall, weighs about 100 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan Carhartt jacket, a red baseball cap, and possibly a green t-shirt.  A photo is attached.

No foul play is suspected at this time.

If you have seen Hunter or know his whereabouts, please call the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985.

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Published on: 
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 4:07pm
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Larimer County Sheriff's Office
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