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December 9, 2012
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Woman ID'd in midvalley death

BASALT - A woman found dead in her home in the Aspen-Basalt Mobile Home Park on Friday morning has been identified as 50-year-old Tanje Bellhouse.

Bellhouse was a former worker at Basalt Town Hall known for her pleasant demeanor. She worked as the assistant town clerk and later in the Building Department. She did not work for the town government at the time of her death.

News of her death circulated around Town Hall on Friday, but the Eagle County Coroner's Office didn't immediately make an official identification because next of kin hadn't been notified, according to Eagle County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jessie Mosher.

Investigators with the Sheriff's Office didn't find anything suspicious at the scene, Mosher said. Bellhouse had previous medical issues, according to Mosher.

The Basalt Fire Department was called around 11:15 a.m. with a report of a woman unconscious and not breathing.


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