told me as closely as I can repeat it. My comments are in parenthesis.
"In summary, as was posted previously, they localized the last identifiable cell tower with the help of a detective from the Westminster Police Department.
(This tower was mentioned previously and is here: "(Google Maps))
Unfortunately, an additional tower picked up Jeremy's cell phone 26 minutes later. This tower is unidentifiable according to AT&T (his service provider). The ID number is "LAC 15201". At this point, his phone continued to periodically try to retrieve data until sometime on Wed when it presumably ran out of battery power. We believe this is where Jeremy and his phone came to rest and if we could identify the tower, we'd be within a 15 mile radius.
Roughly 25 people showed up in Woodland Park, including locals, to take up the search this morning (Sat 17th). One of the search party members came up with the idea of driving from the last known tower in the direction where he'd most likely lose service for 26 minutes. Two search parties, each with AT&T cell phones, drove in broad loops in the SW and NW directions for 4 ½ hours. The parties tried to create a breadcrumb trail of cell phone contacts in the most likely direction. To do this, each AT&T phone sent text messages every 4 to 5 minutes to another cell phone in the car and wrote down the mile marker and time. Our hope was that one of the phones would have pinged that final unknown tower (LAC 15201) and we'd be able to correlate the time to where we were on the road.
The Teller County Sherriff graciously contacted AT&T to run the other to phone logs. Unfortunately, AT&T would not release the phone records even though both cell phone holders gave permission….!!!??? AT&T replied that they could not do this because the lives of those phone holders were not in danger…!!!??? Unfortunately, we hit a roadblock.
The parties then contacted the Westminster Police Department where jurisdiction exists and the original phone logs were retrieved. To retrieve Jeremy's phone log the night before, they had to persist in their efforts for 4 hours to prompt the police to help. Returning calls to the PD this time met a dead end because, according to the police, a subpoena for the AT&T info cannot be issued due to the fact that this is unlikely a criminal case…
Currently (Sat night) many searchers are going to rest as they've been up since 5 a.m. Friday morning. However, some of them are returning to the police department to see if pressing for the new phone log info will help. Additionally, a Private Investigator has been contacted by the family but it is unknown at this time if he will be able to work with the DA to force AT&T to release the phone records that could help locate Jeremy.
Friends and family, through a broad effort, will be able to mobilize such resources such as an airplane, ATV's, hikers and mountain bikers if we are able to localize the search near the unidentifiable tower.
Thankfully, Channel 7 has agreed to interview the family and will televise it tomorrow.
Please keep Jeremy in your thoughts and prayers and if you have any ideas or know how to make influences in this matter, please post them here and someone will contact you. Thank you so much for your help!"