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Man’s frozen body found in tent near Breckenridge

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. ” Authorities say the frozen body of a 43-year-old man has been found in a tent behind a sewage-treatment between Frisco and Breckenridge.

Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson says foul play is not suspected in the death of Harold “Ray” Poole, whose body was discovered Thursday. She says he was last seen on Christmas Eve but it’s unknown how long he’d been dead.

Richardson says it appeared Poole had been staying in the tent since about Dec. 25. He was identified through some prescription medication and an identification bracelet.

Dan Burnett, a mission coordinator for Summit County Search and Rescue, says it’s not clear if recent cold weather caused Poole’s death. He says Poole’s body was frozen, “but that doesn’t mean he died of hypothermia.”

An autopsy is planned.

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