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Pueblo County Coroner’s Office identifies man found dead in Bessemer Ditch

Posted at 12:43 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 19:22:14-04

PUEBLO – The Pueblo County Coroner’s Office said an 18-year-old Pueblo man was found dead in Bessemer Ditch Monday morning.

The coroner’s office tells News5 the body of Ezekiel Fresquez, 18, was pulled from the water Monday afternoon. Officials tell us an autopsy will is scheduled to happen Wednesday.

A passerby spotted the body Monday morning, and a dive team recovered his body several hours later.

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office said there were no visible signs of trauma on the body, but the man’s official cause of death will be determined by the coroner’s office.