Prominent Denver family found dead in Aspen
Rocky Mountain News
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN, Colorado ” Pitkin County authorities today identified the family of four who were found dead in Aspen on Friday.
The victims were identified as Parker Lofgren, 39, Caroline Lofgren, 42, and their children Owen, 10 and Sophie, 8. Friends of the family said they were visiting Aspen over the holiday weekend.
Parker Lofgren was co-founder and managing partner of St. Charles Capital, a Denver-based investment bank specializing in so-called “middle market” transactions. Lofgren joined four other partners to found the firm in 2005.
While at St. Charles, Lofgren focused on mergers and acquisitions and in helping set valuations for private companies. According the St. Charles Web site, Lofgren was involved in transactions worth $2.3 billion in an 11-year span at St. Charles and previous banking firms.
Caroline Lofgren served on a number of charity boards, helping to raise money for Historic Denver, Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
A team of four gas and heating technicians determined that a malfunction of the hot water and snowmelt systems caused theextreme levels of carbon monoxide inside the house, according to a Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office statement.
The bodies are in Grand Junction awaiting autopsy. According to Pitkin County Deputy Coroner Dr. Chuck Johnson, it could take up to two weeks to have final toxicology screens.
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