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