Larimer County flooding victim's body found on bank of Big Thompson River

Evelyn Starner identified as victim

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. - The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says a 79-year-old woman found dead Saturday on the bank of the Big Thompson River is the first confirmed fatality in Larimer County due to the flooding.

Evelyn M. Starner's body was found at 4 p.m. near the 2900 block of North County Road 31D. 

Officials said Starner's body was airlifted to the Fort Collins-Loveland airport and then transported to the offices of the Larimer County Coroner.

The corner said Starner died from blunt force injuries and drowning. She was initially listed as missing and presumed dead.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office said a 60-year-old woman from Cedar Cove and a 46-year-old man from Drake are still listed as missing and presumed dead.

On Sunday evening, the sheriff's office tweeted "unaccounted for now at 6 after a productive weekend by search crews make contact with most people on the list."

Targeted rescues continued over the weekend and a total of 16 people were rescued and brought to the Timberline Church evacuation center. Rescue operations are winding down and the county is beginning to  transition into the assessment/recovery mode.

The Type 2 incident management team is transitioning management of the incident back to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office and a Type 3 local management team beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24.

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