Body found in Beaver Creek |

Body found in Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Eagle County Sheriff Officers were contacted at approximately 10 a.m., Thursday morning when a Beaver Creek employee spotted an item believed to belong to Mary Brake, a 55-year old Nebraska woman, who went missing in Beaver Creek 21 days ago.

Officers responding to the site contacted the Vail Mountain Rescue Group to assist at the scene.

Rescuers worked for about 30 minutes in an area approximately 20 yards downstream from the point where Mary Brake was last seen and removed an adult female from the water. Although positive identification needs to be confirmed, the Eagle County Sheriffs Office has received no other reports of missing persons that may match the description or location where the woman was recovered.

The positive identification through an autopsy will be conducted at the request of Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis.

“As we promised, we have completed our commitment to Mary’s family to return her to her home and family,” said Dan Smith, mission coordinator, Vail Mountain Rescue Group.

Eagle County Sheriff Joseph Hoy stated, “We are proud of our community, their heart and spirit guided each one of them to help bring Mary back to her family.”

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