Remembering Homicide Victim Kathy Fortner
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - It's been one week since authorities found the body of 49-year old Kathy Fortner outside the west entrance of the Colorado National Monument.
There are still many unanswered questions as authorities continue to investigate.
NewsChannel 5 spoke with friends and family members of Fortner. Fortner's mother, Judy Wilson, said the whole family is still very shaken up and devastated by what happened.
A friend of Fortner told NewsChannel 5 that she grew up in Greenville, Mississippi and moved to Grand Junction in November of 2012 with a friend.
They describe Fortner as a loving individual who was a great mother and friend.
According to NewsChannel 5's sister station WXVT in Greenville, Fortner was reported missing before her body was found at the Colorado National Monument.
The Mesa County Coroner later identified the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries to the head and the manner of death as a homicide.
Fortner's funeral is being held in Greenville on Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Family Worship Center Church of God.
Kathy is survived by two daughters, both parents and three sisters.