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Relative among 2 arrested in connection with presumed death of 81-year-old man

Gail Wilson was last seen leaving his Lakewood home on Halloween and it's believed that his body was dumped in the Capitol Hill area of Denver, according to police.

DENVER — Lakewood Police agents arrested two people in the disappearance of 81-year-old Gail Wilson and are asking for the public's help to find his body. One of the two arrested is a relative of the missing Lakewood man.

On Thursday, 35-year-old Ricardo Gonzalez Perez and 24-year-old Savannah Nicole Wilson were arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail, according to the Lakewood Police Department (LPD).

Perez is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder and Savannah Wilson is being held on suspicion of accessory to first-degree murder, LPD said.

Savannah Wilson is related to the victim said LPD, but they did not say how.

Gail Wilson was last seen on Halloween and is believed to be dead, but police said Friday that they've not found any of his remains.

Lakewood Police is asking for people's help in locating his body, which may have been dumped near Denver's Cap Hill neighborhood.

On Halloween morning, Gail Wilson left his house around 9:30 a.m. and LPD said he hasn't been seen or heard from since – saying his disappearance was under suspicious circumstances.

Gail Wilson's truck was discovered by police on Nov. 5 in an area northwest of I-25 and Colfax in Denver – but police said there were no signs of Wilson and he remains missing. 

Police said Gail Wilson's truck, a 1997 red Ford F150 with Colorado plate BXX-317, was used to drive into downtown Denver by unidentified suspects between 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 31. 

In a news release, police said they identified Gail Wilson's truck in pictures with items inside the truck bed, including a rolled-up carpet, tall white laundry basket and numerous trash bags. Police said those items in the truck likely contained Gail Wilson's body. 

Credit: Lakewood Police
Lakewood Police say Gail Wilson's own truck was used to distribute his body around Denver's downtown.

Police have identified and mapped the Denver area where Gail Wilson's body is presumed to be have been dumped – in between the borders of Colfax Avenue, Broadway Avenue, 6th Avenue and York Street:

Credit: Lakewood Police
Lakewood Police identified an area in the Capital Hill area where parts of Gail Wilson's body were discovered.


LPD asks anyone who lives or works in this area who may have witnessed or have video of the items from the truck being dumped to contact the LPD tip line at 303-763-6800 and reference the case number CR# LK21040621. 

Credit: Lakewood Police
Gail Wilson's truck is described as a '97 Ford F150 with Colorado plates BXX-317.

"We are looking for help from the public to see if anyone has video or witnessed contents being dumped from the bed of his truck in the Denver area," said Lakewood Police spokesman John Romero. "We are asking anyone with any information call the Lakewood Police Tip Line at 303‐763‐6800."    

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