Coroner: Manner of Aspen woman’s death unknown |

Coroner: Manner of Aspen woman’s death unknown

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – The Pitkin County coroner’s office says an Aspen woman probably struck her head on a sprinkler head near where her body was found last week, but it’s unclear how it happened.

Coroner’s officials said Wednesday that the death certificate for 54-year-old Cheryl Ann Lurie lists the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head but that her manner of death is undetermined.

Aspen police had said after the sprinkler head was found that her death appeared accidental.

A passer-by found her body Nov. 16 in a park near the Pitkin County Library. Police say Lurie was last seen at a bar and restaurant Nov. 15 and was walking toward her home.