Man found in river identified
A man found dead Saturday in the Colorado River just west of Glenwood Springs has been identified, Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire said Tuesday in a news release.
The office still must reach next of kin before releasing the man’s name to the public.
Commercial rafters discovered the body near the town’s wastewater treatment plant around noon Saturday. It appeared that the body was in the river for several days, and it carried no identification.
During the autopsy, which uncovered no signs of foul play, trauma or criminal activity, agents with the Colorado Bureau of investigation were able to get usable fingerprints, Glassmire’s release said. Those prints were matched through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System to a “known person,” Glassmire said.
“There are some promising leads as to who the next of kin is, and we are hopeful that notification can by made in the next day or two,” the release said.
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