Missing woman’s body found on local trail
Grand County’s first responders were sent into action Friday evening after local citizens placed an emergency call about a missing adult woman from the Fraser area who was found dead later that evening.
According to a press release issued by the Grand County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday night the sheriff’s department received a call that a woman who lived in the area of Hughes Drive, in unincorporated Grand County, not far from Fraser, had gone missing after leaving for a morning walk on the nearby trail system with her dog.
Initial calls to first responders said the woman was last seen at about 9 a.m. Friday morning and that her normal routine included, “walks on a nearby trail system with her dog”, according to the release. Sometime after leaving on their morning walk the woman’s dog returned home though the animal was unaccompanied by its owner.
A search of the area was conducted by emergency personnel from the sheriff’s office, Fraser – Winter Park Police and Grand County EMS, while requesting activation of Grand County’s Search and Rescue organization. At approximately 10:45 p.m. Friday night the woman’s body was found on a nearby trail.
Grand County’s Corner’s office responded to investigate the death and as of Sunday afternoon specific details on the woman’s cause and manner of death, as well as the name of the deceased woman, were not yet publically available.
The press release from the sheriff’s office closes with clarification statement for citizens calling the situation, “isolated” and “non-criminal” and noting “there are no public safety concerns”, stemming from the incident.
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