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Man commits suicide in Paepcke Park

Staff report

A 51-year-old Grand Junction man committed suicide late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning in Paepcke Park, according to a statement from Aspen police.

The man, who died of a gunshot wound, was later identified as Danny Keith Scanlan, said Blair Flickinger, spokeswoman for the Aspen Police Department.

A passerby found the body and called police at 7:15 a.m., according to the statement. Officers arrived at the park five minutes later and located a handgun, notes and Scanlan’s car.

The park was cordoned off for about two hours. Officers set up privacy screens around the body during the investigation, according to the statement.

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Police do not suspect foul play.


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