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Woman Commits Suicide By Driving Off Cliff

Colorado National Monument

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A 57-year-old woman from Grand Junction committed suicide by driving her car off a 250-foot-high cliff about a mile west of Cold Shivers Point along Rim Rock Drive on October 30th. Late on that afternoon, a Federal Highway Administration engineer was inspecting Rim Rock Drive when he spotted a white Subaru at the bottom of Red Canyon. Park rangers and personnel from several agencies responded. Members of the Mesa County technical rescue team rappelled to the vehicle and made an attempt to remove the body from the wreckage.  At approximately 9 p.m., the operation was called off due to darkness. The next morning, rangers and the Mesa County SAR team removed the body with extraction tools and hauled it to the top of the cliff. A suicide note was found in the woman’s home. Rangers investigated along with Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol officers.



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