COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The coroner confirms that the body found overnight was 17-year-old Rose Hammes, who disappeared Monday afternoon during the rainstorm in Colorado Springs.
"[Rose] went out for a walk at 3 p.m.," her father, Roman Hammes, told KRDO.
"[She] called her mom during the storm and her mom asked if she wanted her to come get her," Roman Hammes said. "Rose said 'No, I'll go under the bridge.'"
Police believe Hammes sought shelter under a bridge in the area of Maizeland Road and Academy Boulevard. Her body was recovered at 12:16 a.m. about three miles away, under a bridge in a canal on Platte Avenue, just west of Wooten Road.
The coroner said Hammes died from blunt force trauma and drowning.
Her father told KRDO Rose is the second oldest of seven children.
"[It was] typical for her to go walking around that area," her father said. "Knowing Rose, she was probably over confident of what she could do and she may have tried to cross when she shouldn't have."