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Suicide suspected in Ute Pass death

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:45:18 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 17 2013 05:17:08 PM CST

Eric Singer

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a body was found off of US 24 west of the Manitou Springs exit Tuesday (12/17/13).

Sheriff's deputies at the scene told KRDO NewsChannel 13's Eric Singer that a passerby noticed the body and called 9-1-1.

KRDO NewsChannel 13's Jonathan Petramala was there when the coroner's office and metro crime lab vehicles arrived. Jonathan reports that a handgun was found and investigators suspect suicide.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to confirm the cause of death.

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