Mar 21, 2013 10:33 PM by Connie Murphy

Firearm found with body at Aspen Highlands

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say preliminary information suggests a skier found dead at Aspen Highlands had injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.

A snowboarder found the body Wednesday in an area just beyond the skiable terrain at Aspen Highlands, and authorities recovered it Thursday.

Pitkin County sheriff's officials said Thursday a firearm was found with the body. The skier's identity and cause of manner of death weren't immediately released pending results of an autopsy that is expected to be complete Friday.

Authorities haven't said whether the body is that of Jeff Walker, who was last seen hiking the Highland Bowl at Aspen Highlands on March 7.




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