Dead camper ID’d as Texas man |

Dead camper ID’d as Texas man

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

MARBLE, Colo. ” A body recently found in the Crystal River, north of Marble, has been identified as that of a Texas man.

The Gunnison County Sheriff’s Department says 53-year-old Brian Gerald Smith of Austin, Texas apparently planned to camp in the area ” but died of a heart attack.

Undersheriff Rick Besecker says Smith appeared to be traveling alone.

A woman who had gone out for a walk discovered the body near an established campground, but it’s not clear exactly when.

Smith’s car, which was loaded with camping gear, was found in a parking lot near the base of McClure Pass, off Highway 133 south of Carbondale.

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