Skull found on Grand Mesa identified as Iowa man
February 20, 2008
GRAND JUNCTION A Grand Junction dentist has used dental records to identify a skull discovered on Grand Mesa as the remains of an Iowa man who disappeared almost 25 years ago.Dr. John Bull says the skull found in October is that of 26-year-old Mark Delmege of Des Moines.Delmege vanished in June 1983. His vehicle was found near Grand Junction about a month later, but he could not be located.His brother, Mike, says investigators told him the skull was found about 200 yards down a ravine from where the vehicle was parked.Bull says Des Moines police asked him to compare the missing man’s dental records with cold cases on the Western Slope. A match was found with the skull.Mark Delmege would have turned 50 last month.The cause of death is unknown.