Human remains found in flood debris near Loveland
LOVELAND, Colo. — Two workers shifting through flood debris near Loveland came across what was later identified as human remains on Monday afternoon, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
According to the Loveland Reporter Herald, the remains were found by two contract workers for the Environmental Protection Agency in the 7000 block of Highway 34 west of Loveland and just off the banks of the Big Thompson River.
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson John Schultz told the newspaper the EPA was shifting through hazardous material in a flood zone when the body was discovered.
Only one person remains missing following the September floods across the state. That person is Patty Goodwine. A relative told FOX31 Denver that the 60-year-old Cedar Cove resident, was killed in the flooding, but the sheriff’s office had not yet confirmed that report as of Tuesday morning.
Schulz said the Larimer County Coroner assumed control of the discovered remains on Monday, and will provide an identity and cause of death after an autopsy is performed and the next of kin have been notified.