UPDATE: Foul Play Ruled Out in Black Canyon Death Investigation, Victim May Be Missing College Student

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

Montrose County Coroner, Dr. Tom Canfield, tells 11 News he does not suspect foul play in the death of a person at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Authorities recovered the body from the park Friday morning.

Park officials say they discovered the body around 6:30pm Thursday below the rim of Chasm View.

The victim's name is not being released at this time, but Dr. Canfield says he does have a tentative ID based on details he's received from the ongoing investigation.

Park officials confirmed they found a truck in Chasm View area which belongs to 21-year-old Mark Young Jr. The University of Northern Colorado student was reported missing on Tuesday.

Dr. Canfield says he has not yet determined a cause of death. He says he will perform an autopsy sometime Friday night.


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