Missing man found dead in Frisco
Summit County correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado
FRISCO, Colo. – Local authorities found the frozen body of a man tentatively identified as 47-year-old Jeffrey Dearmin Sunday evening, just outside Frisco. Dearmin had been missing since late October.
On March 28, the Summit County Coroner’s Office responded to a report of a body found on County Road 1040, off Lodge Pole Drive in Frisco.
“It appears that the decedent died from natural causes and may have frozen to death, but until a full external examination can be performed, it is too soon to know for sure,” Coroner Joanne Richardson said in a written statement.
The coroner’s office is still working to positively identify the body via fingerprints, but officials are reasonably sure it is Dearmin’s, based on a physical description.
One of the property owners near the scene said he had seen Dearmin from time to time and had, on occasion, chased him off his property for squatting there. Dearmin’s vehicle was parked nearby.
Dearmin had been living in Summit County for at least two years and was employed as a cook for part of that time.
Nothing appeared suspicious at the scene, but Richardson said the man probably died within the last few days of October, possibly from hypothermia, after falling asleep outdoors in the cold. The last confirmed sighting of Dearmin was Oct. 29, 2009.
Dearmin’s mother, who lives in Arizona, last had contact with him on Oct. 24, when he sent her an e-mail message. After not hearing from him for some time, she came to Summit County to look for her son the week of Thanksgiving, but was unable to find him.
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