Dawna Natzek: Timeline surrounding disappearance

Kevin Duck was taken  into custody last night near Burlington, Colorado. Garland County  prosecutors had charged Duck with first degree murder of Dawna Natzke.  Duck was the last person seen with Natzke as they left a holiday party in Hot Springs Village on Dec. 21, 2011.  Dawna’s body was found Dec. 31, 2011 by volunteer searchers in pond near Jessieville.  Her car was found burned to the hubs in a remote area of the Ouachita National Forest.

Timeline of events:

Wednesday, 12/21/11

7:00 p.m. Dawna Natzke and boyfriend attended a party.

10:30-11:00 p.m. Natzke and boyfriend seen leaving a party together.

11:00 p.m. Boyfriend reports he and Natzke went home.  He went to bed, she was watching TV.

Thursday, 12/22/11

7:30 a.m. Boyfriend reports he awoke and found Natzke and her vehicle gone.  Assumed she had gone to work.  *Note: She was not due back at work as she had taken a vacation day.

8:00 a.m. Friend of Natzke received strange text message from Natzke’s cell phone.

11:15 a.m. Natzke’s vehicle was discovered by U.S. Forest Service employee in a remote area.  The vehicle had been burned.

7:00 p.m. Boyfriend reported to HSVPD he had not seen Natzke all day.

8:30 p.m. Friend who had received text message called neighbor of Natzke.  Neighbor went to Natzke’s home and talked to family member.  No sense of alarm at that time.

Friday, 12/23/11

6:00 a.m. Natzke did not report for duty.  Son of Natzke reported mother had not returned home.  Investigation begun.

6:38 a.m. BOLO issued regarding Natzke and her vehicle.  Search begun.  Numerous interviews conducted.

Saturday, 12/24/11

10:35 p.m. HSVPD notified Natzke’s vehicle located.

Sunday, 12/25/11

Natzke’s vehicle towed to HSVPD garage.

Monday, 12/26/11

Area around spot where vehicle was found was searched. Search dogs utilized.

Tuesday, 12/27/11

Interviews of potential witnesses continued.

Wednesday, 12/28/11

Search dogs and team again being utilized in area were car was found.  Vehicle being processed by crime lab.

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