Three men arrested after missing Fort Collins man is found dead

Three men from Cincinnati were charged in Ilinois for first degree murder by Vermilion County on Sept 7. The men arrested were involved in a missing person case from the Fort Collins area.

On Monday, September 5, three warrants by the Court of Larimer County were issued for the arrest of Michael Gresham, Lawrence Greggs and Joshua Baker. The men were previously in custody of Vermillion Country, Illinois since they were arrested on August 27 for traffic violations.


The warrants were issued after an investigation into the disappearance of Fort Collins resident 20-year-old Devon Smeltz. Smeltz who was reported missing on August 26. His body was later found on Sept. 3 along U.S. Highway 34 in Morgan County.

According to the Coloradoan, none of the men appear to have a criminal history in Colorado.

The case is still under investigation. More information can be found on the Fort Collins police website

Collegian Reporter Allec Brust can be reached at or on Twitter @Brustyyy.