DA: Arrest ‘not directly related’ to Blee disappearance | SteamboatToday.com

DA: Arrest ‘not directly related’ to Blee disappearance

The District Attorney’s Office on Friday distributed a news release related to the arrest of Monty Dean Doolin.

The grand jury for the 14th Judicial District indicted Doolin on May 29 on a first-degree kidnapping charge, a Class 1 felony. He was taken into custody in Alaska on Tuesday.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, the case “is not directly related” to the ongoing investigation of Marie Blee, the 15-year-old Hayden girl who went missing in 1979. The District Attorney’s Office would not elaborate on what “is not directly related” meant.

Doolin is one of three men who has been a suspect for the past 35 years in the Blee case.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, the indictment and warrant for Doolin’s arrest were sealed until Doolin was taken into custody.

Documents related to the case were still sealed Friday at the Routt County Justice Center.

Doolin is to be returned to Routt County to face the charges.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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