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Missing man from Edwards found dead by Eagle River

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 14:40:23-05

EDWARDS, Colo. — A man who had been missing from Edwards was found deceased near the Eagle River late Sunday afternoon.

Rescuers located the body of Joseph A. Viola, 54, after a massive search with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and its partner agencies. His body was recovered Sunday and an investigation into his death has begun.

The Eagle County Coroner’s Office will identify the cause of his death. As of Monday morning, foul play has not been ruled out.

The sheriff’s office said there is no ongoing threat.

If you have any information on this incident, call the sheriff's office at 970-328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007.