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Suicide Victim Found In No Thoroughfare Canyon

Colorado National Monument

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Just before midnight on March 12th, a ranger received a call from dispatch about a father who was concerned about the welfare of his 51-year-old son. The son had left a suicide note at his residence and a family member had found his vehicle at the Lower Serpents trailhead.  The ranger found the son’s vehicle parked at the trailhead with a note on the center console with directions on where to find him. The ranger also noticed the vehicle had an entrance station receipt inside the windshield that showed he entered the monument on March 11th at 2:20 p.m.  On the following morning, two rangers hiked up the No Thoroughfare Canyon Trail and found the man hanging from a tree about eight-tenths of a mile from the trailhead on a side canyon near a social trail. The man was from Grand Junction and was unemployed and had a long history of mental illness. The National Park Service and the Mesa County Coroner’s Office are investigating. 



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