Missing Texas man found dead in Avon | AspenTimes.com

Missing Texas man found dead in Avon

Dustin Racioppi
Vail correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado
Bradley Tubbs

AVON, Colo. ” Bradley Tubbs, who has been missing from his Texas home since Jan. 1, was found dead in his truck Saturday morning.

Vail police issued a press release Saturday indicated someone had located Tubbs’ black Chevrolet Tahoe at a construction site in Avon. Tubbs was found inside; police say preliminary findings indicate Tubbs died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The cause of death won’t be officially determined until an autopsy is conducted and an investigation is complete.

Police say Tubbs, 50, came to Vail on Dec. 9 and was staying at a Vail hotel. Family members told the Vail Daily earlier this month that he arrived at the end of November to see if he wanted to live in Vail. He planned on staying for about three months, the family said.

Tubbs’ brother-in-law and nephew came to Vail about a week after the family reported him missing, and posted signs around the Vail area in an attempt to locate Tubbs.


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