Man found dead in vehicle near Parachute identified |

Man found dead in vehicle near Parachute identified

A man found dead in a vehicle along U.S. Highway 6 just west of Parachute late Tuesday night has been identified as Wayne Moore, according to a news release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Moore, age 60, was in the vehicle and had been shot multiple times, the news release states.

“He was declared dead at the scene,” the release states. “While the incident is being treated as a homicide, there is no reason to believe there exists an ongoing threat to the public.”

Deputies with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office initially were responding to a call of a person who was injured around 8:21 p.m. Tuesday, the news release states.

“Deputies found a deceased male and determined that the subject appeared to be a victim of a homicide,” the release states.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the District Attorney’s Office and the Garfield County Coroner also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

The Colorado Department of Transportation assisted in the closure of U.S. Highway 6 in the area during the preliminary investigation.

Traffic on U.S. Highway 6 was diverted to Interstate 70 until U.S. Highway 6 re-opened shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

“The County Coroner may provide additional information once an autopsy has been completed and the next of kin have been notified,” the release states.

The Parachute Police Department and Grand Valley Fire also responded to the incident.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone who may have information related to this incident is encouraged to call dispatch through its non-emergency number at 970-625-8095. An investigator will return your call.

Reporter Shannon Marvel can be reached at 605-350-8355 or

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