Autopsy fails to establish cause of 21-year-old’s death |

Autopsy fails to establish cause of 21-year-old’s death

by Will Bublitz
Sky-Hi Daily News

The mysterious death of a young man in Granby last month will apparently remain a mystery.

The body of 21-year-old Preston David Geiger was discovered Oct. 17 in his apartment at The Lodge at Ten Mile Creek, which is the new apartment complex directly across Village Road from the Inn at Silver Creek.

After about a month of investigation by pathologists, no apparent cause has been found to explain Geiger’s death. An autopsy and a chemical toxicology examination were performed, but the results were inconclusive.

“Due to the state of decomposition of the body, a cause of death could not be determined,” said Cindy Eller of the Grand County Coroner’s Office.

Geiger, who was originally from Bristol, Va., had been working as a ranch hand at C Lazy U Ranch. He reportedly had lived in the apartment only about two weeks prior to his death.

When he went missing from work without explanation for more than a week, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and a deputy was dispatched to conduct a “welfare check” at Geiger’s apartment. The deputy made the discovery of the body.

Because the apartment complex is within the town of Granby, the “unattended death” case was then turned over to Granby Police. At the time of the discovery of the body, Police Chief Bill Housely reported that there were no signs of “foul play” or any other obvious cause of death.

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