Body found on Pearl Pass ID’d
The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN – The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office announced late Thursday that it had identified the body found by hikers south of Aspen in early May.
The body of 51-year-old Minturn resident Eric William Andrews was discovered May 4 near Pearl Pass, about 14 miles south of town.
The body had been found without identification. Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office investigators had been analyzing items found near the body, including a laptop computer, a sleeping bag, a tarp, bar of deodorant, biking clothes, a bottle of vitamins, skin gel, Q-tips and two pairs of hiking-type shoes. A camping tent was not among the items.
The cause and manner of death were unknown Thursday night, pending toxicology results, according to the Coroner’s Office.
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Pitkin County administrators are proposing a more than $142 million budget for 2020, which is about $6 million less than this year because of fewer construction projects and capital improvements.