Body recovered from the Colorado River near New Castle

PRESS RELEASE
March 4, 2022

At 9:06 a.m., dispatch (Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority) notified the New Castle Police Department that a body had been discovered in the Colorado River. The New Castle Police Department responded immediately, as well as Colorado River Fire Rescue, Glenwood Springs Police Department, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, and the Garfield County Coroner.

The Glenwood Springs Police Department responded as part of its on-going investigation into a missing person report being investigated from December of 2021.

The body was removed from the water by the Garfield County Coroner’s Office.

This is an ongoing investigation. Information regarding the identity and probable cause of death will be released by the Garfield County Coroner’s Office once a determination has been made and next of kin have been notified.

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