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Body found in VW above Singletree

Alex Miller

EDWARDS ” Eagle County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the body of a person in a Volkswagen van Wednesday near Singletree in Edwards. The identity of the person and the cause of death are pending investigation.

A Singletree man, who preferred to remain anonymous, said he saw the ’60s vintage VW van parked at the pull-off of a Forest Service road above Singletree. He guessed it had been there for up to three weeks.

When recent snows covered the vehicle and no tracks appeared around it, the man reported it as an abandoned vehicle.

After the road to the overlook was plowed, police found the body inside the van. Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis said an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The sheriff’s office released no further details Thursday.

Alex Miller can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14625, or

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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