Jury verdict revealed in Mesa County Murder trial

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo – A Mesa County jury has found Nathan Ryan not guilty on all counts.

Ryan was facing multiple felony charges, including accessory to murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Ryan is one of five suspects in the investigation into the murder of Kyle Free, and the first trial related to the murder. Ryan was accused of helping dispose of Free’s body after he was shot and killed.

One of the witnesses in this case, Timothy Russman, told the court Ryan helped hide Free’s body in a remote location in the county. Free’s remains were found on December 5th.

He has been in custody in Mesa County since being arrested in Iowa last December.

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