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Missing hiker from Texas found dead in Chaffee County

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Posted at 9:57 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 23:57:33-04

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a hiker was found dead near a trailhead in Chaffee County following a weeklong search.

The Denver Post reports 44-year-old Jeffrey Pickering, of Grapevine, Texas, was found dead in heavy brush near the Avalanche Trailhead on Saturday night. He had parked nearby Sept. 3, and co-workers reported him missing two days later.

A large crew involving horses, helicopters, a drone and a plane helped search for Pickering.

Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze says foul play is not suspected in the death.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com