Woman’s body found near trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park
A body discovered Tuesday morning near the North Inlet Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park has been identified as Teresa Sajsa, 59, of Englewood, according to park officials.
Sajsa was found by park rangers early Tuesday, according to a statement released by Rocky Mountain National Park late Wednesday afternoon. Authorities had been searching for the woman after a request for a welfare check was received by local law enforcement.
Park rangers first located a vehicle at the North Inlet Trailhead parking lot, located just north of Grand Lake, that was reported to be connected to Sajsa. Her body was then located near Tonahutu Creek, close to the trailhead.
A cause of death has not yet been released. The Grand County Coroner’s Office said Thursday that it could take up to three to six weeks to release that information. No further information was released by park officials.
Also this week, park rangers found the body of a 73-year-old man who appears to have died while hiking Mount Lady Washington.