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Two bodies, thought to be hikers, found

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. ” Two bodies have been found miles apart in the Colorado mountains west of Fort Collins, and one has been identified as a Florida man who disappeared while hiking.

The sheriff’s office said Thursday the other body is believed to be that of a man who disappeared while on a separate hike. His name hasn’t been released.

The Larimer County coroner says the first hiker is 57-year-old Dennis Kasten of Dover, Fla. His body was found Wednesday about 35 miles west of Fort Collins and 80 miles northwest of Denver. Deputies say he appeared to have fallen while climbing.

An autopsy is planned.

The second body was spotted Thursday in the rugged Big Thompson Canyon about 30 miles south of the first body. Crews have begun bringing the body out.