Missing Woodland Park man found dead, no foul play suspected

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. - A man reported missing out of Woodland Park on March 18 was found dead on Wednesday afternoon. 

Lee Anthony Bates' body was found near a walking trail in the Crystola area. Teller County Search and Rescue members discovered his remains at around 5 p.m. and called in the Teller County Sheriff’s investigators to process the scene.  

Bates was last seen walking away from his home at 70 Arapahoe Trail in Woodland Park. 

Authorities do not believe his death is suspicious. 

His body has been sent to the coroner to determine the exact cause of death. 


The Teller County Sheriff's Office says it needs your help finding a 38-year-old man who hasn't been seen since Sunday.

TCSO says Lee Anthony Bates left his house on Arapahoe Trail on foot and hasn't been heard from since.

Bates is described as 5'9" and 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He may be carrying a small navy blue backpack and wearing a black jacket, black ball cap and blue jeans.

If you have information on Bates' location, call local police or TCSO at 719-687-9652.

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