Body of missing Grand Junction woman found in Sawmill Mesa area of Uncompahgre National Forest

MONTROSE, Colo. - The body of a missing Grand Junction woman was found in Sawmill Mesa area of the Uncompahgre National Forest Wednesday.

The body has been identified as that of Jodie Anne Valerio, 47, according to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office. The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office recovered Valerio's body while helping the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office with the search.

There is no evidence of foul play or assault, investigators said.

An autopsy will be performed at the Montrose Memorial Hospital Forensic Science Lab to determine the cause of death.

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