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Fort Carson identifies hiker who died on Mt. Cutler trail

Published On: Apr 28 2014 11:38:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2014 08:23:10 AM CDT

Fort Carson confirmed Monday that the hiker whose body was discovered near a trail on Mt. Cutler belonged to a Fort Carson soldier.

Fort Carson said it was 1st Lt. Baohuy D. Vo.  Vo, 24, served in the army for almost two years. He belonged to 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. He arrived at Fort Carson on May 30, 2013.

This comes after Colorado Springs police said a group of climbers found Vo's body after they came down a trail near Mt. Cutler Saturday evening (04/26/14).

Officers said Vo fell down an incline that's more than 200 feet. He was found lying near the edge of a path. 

"He had taken a serious tumble and we're investigation whether or not this was accidental or something else. At this point we are not suspicious of foul play," Colorado Springs police Sgt. Jim Jeffcoat said. 

Vo was originally from California. Vo received three medals and one ribbon, including a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Fort Carson does not have a photo of Vo on file.


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