SAGUACHE – While nothing definitive is known at this time, Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick has provided the most recent information on the fate of Jenifer Ann Driver, who bore her spiritual name Mountain Sun. After a thorough search of the area where she was last seen and investigating other factors, Warwick said: “It looks like this could be a self-inflicted situation.”
The driver was last seen in the North Crestone Campground area near Crestone on October 16 and was reported missing to the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office (SGSO) on October 29. Crestone Lake.
The SCSO immediately issued a press release asking anyone with information to contact their office, and then launched a thorough search, both on foot and by helicopter, of the area where Driver was said to have been last seen. The search revealed nothing – no clothing, no items Driver would have had in her possession at the time of her disappearance, nothing to indicate that she had hiked in or through the area.
Further investigation revealed that, in the days leading up to October 16, Driver had camped at the campground along with a woman associated with the “Love Has Won” group known to reside in the area. They had both exceeded the time they were allowed to camp on the property, and a local official had asked them to move their campsites.
SCSO was able to make contact with the last woman seen with Driver. , The woman, who was eventually located in Pennsylvania, told SCSO that she and Driver separated when told to leave the campground and had no further contact with her. since.
This was the same area where SCSO Search and Rescue had previously searched.
After speaking with former associates and friends, SCSO learned that Driver had indicated that she was planning to end her own life.
In response to a social media post from a friend wishing him well, Driver wrote: “I will leave my body and go to my star system at the end of September. I stayed to make the most of my trip here. , but I am tired of the maintenance of the ship.
Sheriff Warwick said the case will remain open until they find definitive evidence that tells them what happened to Jenifer Ann “Mountain Sun” Driver. But, as Warwick said, “With the time of year and the movement of wildlife in the area, it could be a very long time before we know anything for sure.”