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March 12, 2022

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Female found deceased in car by hiker at the Flagg Park trailhead

Boulder County, Colo. - On March 12, 2022 at approximately 8:09 a.m., the Boulder County Communications Center received a report of a female in a car with blood on her face and a bullet hole in the windshield.

Upon arrival, Lafayette and Erie Police Officers located the the vehicle and medical personnel from the Lafayette and Mountain View Fire Departments provided medical treatment to the 24 year-old female. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Boulder County Coroner’s Office are investigating this unattended death. At this time no foul play is suspected and there is no threat to the community.

The name of the decedent is being withheld pending her identification and the notification of her next of kin. Her name, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office.

The associated case number for this incident is 22-1036.


/s/ Sgt. Andy Smith