Fremont County

Human remains found in AR River near Florence

Body Recovered from Arkansas River

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. - Authorities recovered a body from the Arkansas River, just east of Florence on Friday. 

It was around 1 p.m. when the Fremont County Sheriff's Office got the call. 

The condition of the body was in bad shape when it was found on private property.

It has been sent to the coroner's office for testing. 

Recently, we had a story about Eric Ashby's family reported him missing after he never turned up following a rafting trip on the Arkansas River.

READ MORE: MISSING: Family reports son missing after rafting accident in Fremont Co.

This may play a role in the investigation, but there is no word yet on the identity of the remains found on Friday.

No other information is available at this time. 

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