Suicide suspected in Ute Pass death

Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
POSTED: 02:44 PM MST Dec 17, 2013    UPDATED: 04:17 PM MST Dec 17, 2013 
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a body was found off of US 24 west of the Manitou Springs exit Tuesday (12/17/13).

Sheriff's deputies at the scene told KRDO NewsChannel 13's Eric Singer that a passerby noticed the body and called 9-1-1.

KRDO NewsChannel 13's Jonathan Petramala was there when the coroner's office and metro crime lab vehicles arrived. Jonathan reports that a handgun was found and investigators suspect suicide.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to confirm the cause of death.