Tucson man found dead near Maroon Bells, coroner confirms | AspenTimes.com

Tucson man found dead near Maroon Bells, coroner confirms

Jeffery Bushroe, 27, sustained head and leg injuries

Man found dead Saturday morning near Crater Lake was from Tucson, the Pitkin County Coroner's Office announced.
Aspen Times file photo

The man found dead near the Maroon Bells on Saturday was from Arizona, the Pitkin County Coroner’s Office announced Monday morning.

Jeffrey Bushroe, 27, of Tucson was found dead Saturday morning by another hiker near Crater Lake. Bushroe sustained “several visible injuries to his head and leg,” the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

Bushroe was found about 7 a.m. and believed to be hiking alone, sheriff’s investigators said.

Members of Mountain Rescue Aspen arrived on scene, which was about a half-mile south of Crater Lake, at 9:38 a.m. and declared Bushroe dead. He was brought out of the wilderness area about four hours later.

Pitkin County officials said Monday Bushroe’s death remains under investigation and an autopsy is pending so they would not release any more information.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.