Boulder drowning victim's debit card used in Colorado, Iowa after his death

BOULDER, Colo. - The credit card of a man who was found dead in Boulder Creek last June was used twice after his death.

Boulder Police said the body of Gavin Bolen was found floating in Boulder Creek on June 24, in the area of 49th and Peal Streets.  He had been traveling through Boulder with friends when their car broke down.

While the vehicle was being repaired, the friends decided to camp near Boulder Creek. Bolen wandered off alone around midnight on June 23, and wasn't seen again until his body was found in the creek.

Boulder police are continuing to investigate Bolen's death. Two items have turned up from Bolen's wallet: an insurance card, which was found along Boulder Creek near the University of Colorado's practice facility, and a debit card. The debit card was used after Bolen's death at a coffee shop in Lyons, Colorado and at a gas station in Adair, Iowa.

Detectives have obtained security photos from the gas station in Iowa which show two adult males, driving what appears to be an older-model, red, Toyota 4-Runner.  It's not known how the men came into possession of Bolen's debit card.

Police believe these men may have been in Boulder during the third week in June, and that they likely spent time with transients on the Pearl Street Mall and near Boulder Creek.

Investigators are trying to identify the two men and ask that anyone with information about their identities or whereabouts contact Detective Chuck Heidel at 303-441-3339. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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