Missing 77-year-old man from Utah found dead near Parachute

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PARACHUTE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A man missing from central Utah for almost two weeks has been found dead in Colorado.

James Fields, 77, had been missing since March 4. Friday he was found dead near Parachute.

Friday afternoon, Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle that was thought to be stuck in the mud near the Colorado River. Fields' body was found about 150 yards from the car--near mile marker 72, that’s just west of Parachute, on Interstate 70.

Law enforcement is trying to learn anything they can about his whereabouts between March 4 and March 15. They say the cause and manner of his death are still under investigation.