Local transient found dead in Two Rivers Park | PostIndependent.com

Local transient found dead in Two Rivers Park

John Gardner
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Glenwood Springs Police responded to Two Rivers Park after a man walking his dog found a dead body laying near the stage.

According to Police Chief Terry Wilson, Charles Flannell, 54, appeared to have been deceased for “several hours” by the time police and the Glenwood Springs Fire Department responded to the call about 7 a.m. on June 8.

Wilson said that the man who found Flannell’s body said that he attempted to find a pulse because the man didn’t look right, but was unable to find one. He then called police.

Wilson said that the investigators determined that the cause of death was a subdural hematoma or a severe blow to the head. However, Wilson said that Police had ruled out any foul play.

“It appears that he either slipped on or from the stage itself and probably wrapped his head on the front of the stage on his way down,” Wilson said.

Flannell was a local known transient, according to Wilson.

The incident happened four days prior to the discovery of a dismembered female body in an apple orchard near Canyon Creek, five miles west of Glenwood Springs. That case is still under investigation and there is no relation to the Flannell case.

jgardner@postindependent.com


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