Two people found dead in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

Park rangers were searching for a person reported as suicidal when they found that individual and another dead.
Image: Rocky Mountain National Park is seen from Boulder, Colorado, June 3, 2016.
Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.Rick Wilking / Reuters file

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By Minyvonne Burke

Two people were found dead in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park by rangers searching for a person reported to be suicidal.

The park, which is about 70 miles northwest of downtown Denver, received a report Friday afternoon that a person who was suicidal might be in the park, according to a park press release.

That individual's vehicle was found near Upper Beaver Meadows Road. Later, the person rangers were searching for along with a second individual were found dead, the park said.

Authorities have not released their identities, and a coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine their causes of death.

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office could not immediately be reached for comment on Saturday.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.