Human remains found along I-70 near Copper Mountain
Copper Mountain, CO Colorado
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colorado – Human bones including a jaw – and other remains – discovered on the south side of Officer’s Gulch near Copper Mountain, Colorado on Thursday afternoon are believed to be linked to a missing person report filed in August 2001 with authorities in Aurora, according to a release from Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
Hikers about 200 yards above the Tenmile Creek recreation path found parts of the remains and called 911. Members of the SCSO Special Operations Division, Summit County Rescue Group and the Summit County Coroner met the hikers near the bike path and found the jaw bone, along with other bones, some clothing and a backpack.
Two forms of identification found at the scene are believed to be linked to the Aurora Police Department’s missing person report.
Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson has not released the decedent’s name pending positive identification and notification of next of kin, according to SCSO.
Up until now, the county has been a referral agency relegated to commenting on the plan but that could change if developers plan water service extension to the site