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Missing hiker found dead in Jefferson County

Published On: May 15 2014 04:12:06 PM CDT

Nicholas Coats

BAILEY, Colo. -

Jefferson County authorities say the body of a 21-year-old hiker has been found close to his home near Bailey.

The hiker, Nicholas Coats, went on a short hike at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and had not been seen since.
Coats did not leave a note as to when he would be returning. He also did not tell anyone his destination.
Authorities said Thursday the death is under investigation.