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Aug 13, 2013 11:32 AM by David Randall

Body found confirmed to be Rose Hammes

Colorado Springs Police have just confirmed to News5 that the body found under a bridge in a canal on Platte Ave. near Wooten Rd. has been identified as 17 year old Rose Hammes. The coroner's office performed an autopsy this morning. The cause of death has been ruled blunt force trauma and drowning.

Previous Story: Early Tuesday morning, authorities found a body while searching for a teen reported missing after heavy rain in Colorado Springs.

Police won't confirm they found Rose Hammes. However, the Colorado Springs Fire Department tells us her clothes match the ones found on the body. Police also say they are no longer searching for Hammes. The coroner's office is expected to release more information Tuesday.

Hammes was last heard from around 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Village Seven area. Her family says she was seeking shelter in a drainage bridge near Maizeland Road. Hammes is 5'4" and 120 pounds.

We'll update you when new information comes in.



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