Body found near Nederland appears to be missing Douglas County man, Boulder County official says

Boulder SO: Body fits missing man's description

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. - The Boulder County Sheriff's Office says searchers found a body matching the description of a missing 44-year-old Douglas County man near Nederland on Monday afternoon.

Boulder County deputies, Nederland police and search-and-rescue teams had been searching for the Douglas County man since about 6 p.m. Sunday. when the Sheriff's Office was notified the missing man might be in the Nederland area, sheriff's Sgt. Bill Crist said in a Monday night news release.

Within about 15 minutes of receiving the report, a deputy found the missing man's empty vehicle in the 11400 block of Magnolia Road, east of Nederland.

Concerned about the missing man's ability to survive sub-freezing conditions overnight, several deputies searched for the man for several hours around where his vehicle was found, Crist said. But the search was ultimately called off because of darkness and the rugged terrain.

On Monday morning, search-and-rescue teams using dogs resumed the search.

At 2:30 p.m., searchers found the body of a man about a half-mile east of where the Douglas County man's vehicle was found, Crist said. The body matched the description of the missing man.

Sheriff's detectives and Boulder County Coroner's Office officials responded to the scene.

At this time, there is no suspicion of foul play, Crist said.

The name of the dead man will not be released until next of kin has been notified. The coroner will release the man's name once their investigation is complete and all notifications have been made.