Deceased body discovered north of Rifle

PRESS RELEASE
May 6, 2021

On May 5, 2021, at approximately 2 p.m., the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call north of Rifle regarding a deceased body. The body was discovered in a field approximately 75-100 yards west of US Highway 13 near mile marker three. Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased was a female.

The Garfield County Coroner’s Office was contacted and an autopsy ordered. This is an ongoing investigation by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the coroner’s office. The Garfield County Coroner will provide additional information regarding the deceased once the autopsy has been completed, identity confirmed and the appropriate notification of next of kin has been made.

Additional information will be released by the sheriff’s office as it becomes available.

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