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Searchers look for possible suicide victim on Shrine Pass

Lauren Glendenning
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado –Search teams were hiking near Shrine Pass Tuesday looking for a person who may have driven to the area to commit suicide.

Someone called police in early August to report a car parked in the area that looked abandoned, said Shannon Cordingly, spokeswoman for the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers searched the vehicle Monday and found “contents in the vehicle that lead us to believe the person who drove up into the area probably drove up there to commit suicide,” Cordingly said.

Police found a journal, with an entry that indicated the suicide, she said.

Cordingly didn’t say whether the person was a man or a woman, but she did say police believed the person was not from around here. Police know of family members in Arizona and it was unclear if that is where the person is from.

Search and rescue crews did not find any sign of the person as of about 2 p.m. Tuesday and called off the search. Crews categorized the search as an “attempt to locate,” Cordingly said, because officials weren’t sure of what they might be looking for.

The person police believed was driving the car hasn’t been located and hasn’t been reported missing, either, she said.

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