Body found partially buried in snow near Pearl Pass

By Real Aspen
Real AspenMay 5, 2012
The body of an unidentified middle-aged white man was found near Pearl Pass Road.
Pearl Pass



Pitkin County sheriff's deputies say they were alerted to the body after a hiker came upon it Friday afternoon while walking her dog through a camp site in the area. The body was partially covered in snow.

Pearl Pass Road is located near the end of Castle Creek Road about 14 miles south of Aspen in the White River National Forest. The area is heavily used by outdoor enthusiasts in the winter and summer.

The body was recovered and transported to Grand Junction for an autopsy.

There was no identification found with the man, according to deputies.

No cause of death is known.

The sheriff's office is investigating the death.


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