Man found dead in Maroon Lakes area was from Arizona |

Man found dead in Maroon Lakes area was from Arizona

Staff reports

A man found dead Saturday morning near Crater Lake in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area was from Arizona, the Pitkin County coroner’s office said Monday morning.

The body of Jeffrey Bushroe, 27, of Tucson, was found just past 7 a.m. Saturday by another hiker who was on his way to climb the Bell Cord, authorities said. An autopsy is pending.

Members of Mountain Rescue Aspen arrived on scene, which was about a half-mile south of Crater Lake, at 9:38 a.m. and declared the man deceased.

Bushroe had “several visible injuries to his head and leg,” according a Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office news release. Authorities believe the man was hiking alone.

After an investigation by Pitkin County officials, the man’s body was taken out of the area by foot at about 1:30 p.m. to the Maroon Lake parking lot.

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