Human remains in western Saguache County identified

SAGUACHE COUNTY - According to a press release from Susan Medina with the Colorado Bureau of investigation (CBI), hikers in an area near an abandoned mine in a remote location in Saguache County discovered human remains Friday, Oct. 2.

On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, agents with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Saguache County Coroner conducted an autopsy to determine the cause of death as well as further investigate the identity of the person.

Follow-up by members of the CBI’s Forensic Services Section were able to identify the person as Jesus R. Silva born May 7, 1981, a recent resident of Mineral County.

At this time, foul play is not suspected, but further toxicology testing is being conducted. The body may have been in the area for approximately one year before being discovered.

The investigation remains ongoing.



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