Hiker’s body found on Grand Mesa | AspenTimes.com

Hiker’s body found on Grand Mesa

Emily Anderson
Grand Junction correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION – An 86-year-old man prone to hiking and mushroom picking on solo trips died on the Grand Mesa outside Grand Junction on Saturday.

The body of Edward Roskowski, a Grand Junction-area resident, was found Tuesday in the Mesa Creek drainage area, about two miles from Powderhorn Ski Resort. Family members reported the man missing last weekend.

While hiking or mushroom picking, Roskowski fell in the rocky drainage area, causing him to break his leg, said Sgt. Matt Lewis of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. His exact cause of death and the time between his fall and his death are yet to be released by the Mesa County coroner.

Roskowski had no known health issues and was dressed appropriately for a one-day trip, said Lewis.

“The family related it was common for him to hunt mushrooms. Apparently it was common for him to go alone,” Lewis said.

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