Bodies at remote Colorado campsite

The mummified remains of three people discovered at a remote campsite in the Colorado desert were identified Tuesday as two sisters and a teenage boy who were planning to “live off the grid,” according to a report. Bodies at remote Colorado campsite

Christine Vance, 41, Rebecca Vance, 42, and Rebecca’s 14-year-old son were identified as the bodies discovered earlier this month about 1,000 feet from a site near Gold Creek Campground, according to The Colorado Sun. The trio are believed to have started walking in July 2022, about a year before they were discovered dead. A family member told the coroner that they had been planning to “live off the grid.”

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Gunnison County Coroner Michael Barnes told The Sun that malnutrition and “exposure to the elements” likely contributed to their deaths. “It was a significantly harsh winter for us this year, and it always is here,” Barnes told the newspaper, “but we had more snow than the last two winters.”


One of the bodies was located by a hiker on Sunday, while two others were found by authorities on Monday, Gunnison County Sheriff Adam Murdie said. Two of the bodies were found inside a small, zipped-up tent, while the other was outside at the camp. The bodies were found in a remote, wooded area, far from areas typically frequented by hikers.

“This is not a typical occurrence anywhere, by any means,” Murdie said. The bodies were “fairly mummified,” meaning they were probably there over the winter, possibly as late as last fall, Murdie said. Authorities also discovered personal belongings, tarps and a log shed over a campfire near the camp.Read More……

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