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Vail Police Investigating Deceased Male Located in Gore Creek Near Lionshead Village

  • 16 January 2018
Vail Police Investigating Deceased Male Located in Gore Creek Near Lionshead Village

Vail Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a deceased male found in Gore Creek on Tuesday, Jan. 16.  At approximately 9:03 a.m., a female caller reported seeing the man’s body from the ski lift. Vail Police officers and detectives as well as personnel from the Vail Fire Department worked to recover the body from the creek. He was transported to the Eagle County Coroner’s office for further investigation. The man was not able to be identified on scene. 

The man appears to be between 45 and 55 years old. He was wearing a black and dark gray zip-up fleece over a bright blue zip-up vest, black pants and brown leather lace-up boots. A backpack was found in the creek nearby, but did not contain any identifying information. There was a copy of a local newspaper in the backpack dated Jan. 15, along with a small set of car keys and a first aid kit. The investigation is ongoing and updates will be provided as information becomes available.   

Further inquires or information that may lead to his identification can be directed to Detective Sgt. Luke Causey at 970-479-2346 or lcausey@vailgov.com.

 

 

 

 


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