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Sketch released in murder of Park County teen

The Park County Sheriff's Office released a sketch Friday morning in connection with the December killing of 17-year-old Maggie Long.

PARK COUNTY — The Park County Sheriff’s Office released a sketch Friday morning of a man seen at the house where 17-year-old Maggie Long was found dead.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff's office said that Long was killed December 1, sometime between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. inside a home located on County Road 43 in Bailey.

Earlier, investigators said the home had been set on fire, and it was clear there had been a burglary.

On Dec. 2, the sheriff's office posted on its Facebook page "there are no search parties being organized.”

On December 3, the sheriff's office told 9NEWS they did not find a body in the home. A gag order was issued on December 4, and it wasn't until it was lifted on December 7, that the sheriff's office confirmed that Long's body was found inside the burned home.

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In February the sheriff's office held their first news conference on the killing where they announced a reward increase from $15,000 to $20,000. Photographs of a green safe, a Beretta 9mm handgun, an AK-47-style rifle and jade figurines that were taken from Long’s home were shown.

In addition, the sheriff's office said Friday that 2000 rounds of ammunition were also taken.

Friday's post included photos of items similar to those that were taken as well as photos of a van and truck that were seen in the area.

Credit: Park County Sheriff's Office

Anyone with information is asked to call the tip-line at 303-239-4243. There is a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of any individual involved in the homicide of Maggie Long.

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Maggie Long's death is being investigated as a homicide. The 17-year-old was found dead inside of her burned home on County Road 43 near Bailey on Dec. 1.

It's still unclear how Maggie Long died. Last month, the sheriff's office said it would not release the completed autopsy report at the request of the district attorney.

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