Colorado body died from drowning |

Colorado body died from drowning

Staff Report

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The death certificate for Miguel Angel Arballo, the 30-year-old man who was found in the Colorado River near New Castle on April 9, indicated he died from drowning. It also said the period between onset and death was “seconds.”

Arballo, who worked as a restaurant cook, originally was identified as Miguel Lopez and his age was listed as 27. Glenwood Springs police chief Terry Wilson said this might have been because Arballo used different last names.

Arballo had been missing since the early morning of March 17. Preliminary results of an autopsy performed last Thursday indicate that Lopez drowned and there were no signs of foul play.

Anglers spotted the body lodged against a rock in the river near the Riverbend subdivision, and it was retrieved by a Garfield County Search and Rescue team.

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