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Body found near DOE compound

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ” Mesa County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the discovery of a body near a Department of Energy compound on Orchard Mesa.

Mesa County sheriff’s spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said deputies responded about 10:45 a.m. Thursday on a report that a man’s body was seen between the Gunnison River and Union Pacific railroad tracks.

The man who discovered the body was interviewed by deputies



Benjamin says it’s too early to speculate on how or why the person died. An autopsy is planned.

Authorities won’t say whether foul play is suspected.


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