Body found in Colorado River near Rifle ID’d |

Body found in Colorado River near Rifle ID’d

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Authorities say a Westminster man whose body was pulled from the Colorado River near Rifle was suspected of stealing a vehicle and was wanted on suspicion of violating parole.

The Garfield County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as 41-year-old Randall Clark Mayhew, whose body was discovered Thursday morning.

New Castle police believe Mayhew stole a vehicle and tried to escape by jumping into the Colorado River on April 16. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports he also had an active arrest warrant – obtained by the Colorado Department of Corrections – on suspicion of violating parole.

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