Remains found near Aspen

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PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body in a wooded area near Aspen.

According to the Associated Press, two teenagers were hiking in the Fryingpan Valley, near the area of the Lake Chapman Campground when they found the remains.

The Aspen Times reports that the body found was within a 10-mile radius of an area where 57-year-old Dorothy Jenkins went missing five years ago.

Undersheriff Ron Ryan says the case immediately came to mind for them after the discovery.

The county coroner is on the case but it is too early to tell the cause of death.

The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office told us that they are unable to determine the sex of the remains at this time.

They also say they are working to see if the remains are that of the missing woman.

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