48 Year Old Montrose, CO DJ Rick Steele Missing Since July 1, 2010 in Colorado (Update: Body Found)


Rick Steele, 48, a popular Montose, Colorado DJ  who hosts a weekday morning show called “The Blast” on KBNG-FM has gone missing. According to reports, Steele went missing on  Thursday, July 1, 2010 while taking his dogs for a walk near South Canal. Steele was last seen Thursday evening while heading out to the South Canal Road with his two dogs.  It is believed that Steele may have fallen into the waters and been swept away. Steele failed to show up for his 6 am shift Friday morning.


Rick Steele, missing since 7/1/2010 

The search continues for a Montrose DJ who disappeared while apparently taking his dogs Ernie and Katie for a walk near a canal.

Rick Steele, 48, hosted the weekday morning show on The Blast, 103.7, and the afternoon show on 94 KIX.

The 94 KIX website reports that investigators “believe Steele somehow wound up in the high, swiftly moving canal waters either as the result of a fall or in trying to rescue a dog that fell in.”

Steele was last seen Thursday night when he parked his truck a few miles east of Montrose near South Canal.

The area where Steele walked his dogs was searched, his pickup truck and dogs was located

A co-worker drove to the canal and spotted Steele’s vehicle. Ernie was found underneath the truck and Katie as located about three miles away. The dogs are being taken care of by a girlfriend and a co-worker.

If any one has any information regarding the case of missing Rick Steele, please call  970-252-4020.

UPDATE I: Body found in canal is believed to be missing Montrose DJ Rick Steele

Sadly, it is being reported that the body of missing DJ Rick Steele has been discovered near the area where his truck was located.

The body of a man believed to be a popular Montrose DJ who went missing earlier this month has been found in a canal near the location where his truck and dogs were discovered.

Rick Steele, 48, who did a morning show in which he often joked about alien visitations and his one good and one bad dog, disappeared on July 1, said Janine Mayfield, news director of 103.7 The Blast in Mont rose.

A Montrose County sheriff’s deputy discovered the body at 9:30 a.m. Saturday pressed up against a metal grate that had been placed in the South Canal at Uncompahgre Road to catch his body, sheriff’s spokeswoman Kristin Scuderi said.

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