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June 2, 2016

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Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500

Human remains discovered at Eldora Mountain Ski Resort

Earlier this afternoon an employee of the Eldora Mountain Ski Resort discovered a boot believed to contain human remains near the base of the mountain

Eldora, Colo. - At 4:30 p.m. this afternoon the Boulder County Communications Center received a call from an employee of the Eldora Mountain Ski Resort who reported finding what he believed to be human remains. The employee had been working in a clearing near the base of the mountain when he discovered a single snow-style boot. When he examined the boot closer he observed what he believed to be human remains inside.

Deputies responded to the ski resort and met with the employee and were led to the area where he located the boot. Deputies noted that the boot was wet and weathered and had likely been concealed by the snow pack, which had only recently melted away. It is unknown how long the snow-style boot and remains had been in the clearing.

After discovering the remains a search of the area was undertaken. Personnel from the Nederland Fire Protection District, the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, and Eldora Ski Resort, assisted the sheriff's Emergency Services Unit in the search efforts. Additionally, three cadaver dogs from Front Range Rescue Dogs aided in the search. The search will continue until nightfall and will resume again tomorrow morning. As of 9:00 p.m., no additional human remains have been located.

Sheriff's investigators are working in conjunction with the Boulder County Coroner's Office to try and identify who the snow boot and human remains belong to. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

The associated case number to this investigation is 16-3148.

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/s/ Cmdr. Mike Wagner

Public Information Officer