Fort Collins police are continuing to investigate the unattended death of an individual found yesterday, October 14, lying on the banks of a pond in the Cottonwood Hollow Natural Areas.
Officials are having difficulty identifying the subject due to the extreme decomposition of the body and lack of other identifying information. The Larimer County Coroner believes the body may have been there for a minimum of two months or longer.
According to the Investigators and the Larimer County Coroner, the subject is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5’5” to 5’7” tall, between 50 to 70 years of age, with possibly brown balding hair on top and has been missing his teeth for a long period of time. The deceased male also had two unique tattoos, an animal with fangs and flames on his left shoulder, and unidentifiable tattoo on his right shoulder.
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man. If you think you know the identity of the deceased male, please contact Sgt. Paul Wood at 970-224-6132.
DATE: October 14, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Police Investigate Unattended Death
Fort Collins police were called to Cottonwood Hollow Natural Areas in the 2800 block of East Prospect Road around noon today on the report of a deceased person. Upon arrival officers found the body of an unknown adult lying on the banks of the pond. According to investigators, it appears the deceased had been there for at least several weeks. There were no obvious signs of foul play. The decease has not been identified and police are continuing their investigation. The Larimer County Coroner has responded and will release the official manner and cause of death once an autopsy has been completed. The Coroner will also release the name of the deceased upon notification of next of kin. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. Paul Wood at 970-224-6132.