24-year-old man found dead in Aspen park over weekend
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A 24-year-old Snowmass Village man likely died by suicide Sunday morning in Glory Hole Park, according to a Pitkin County coroner.
Michael Angelo Gayle, a Virginia native, was found in the small park on Original Street near Ute Avenue about 8 a.m., said Michael Buglione, deputy coroner.
Police do not suspect foul play, though the official cause and manner of Gayle’s death is pending an autopsy, Buglione said.
According to his Facebook page, Gayle started working at the Little Nell in November and worked in the service industry as a cook in Washington D.C. before coming to Aspen in 2017. He graduated in 2012 from McLean High School in Virginia and went to the Culinary Institute of America.
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