Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 21, deputies were called to a property at 2348 Al Gulch Road in the Lost Park area off of County Road 77. Someone had discovered what appeared to be the remains of a male human body.

Fairplay dispatch called out a number of deputies to go to the scene, including the coroner and his staff.

County Coroner David Kintz Jr., in a conversation with The Flume, said, “The body had been there a significant period of time.”

The land itself where the body was found is registered in the County Assessor’s database as belonging to a party in Littleton. There is also a domicile or shelter that appears to be under construction.

The next day, Thursday, according to dispatched radio transmissions, the shelter was referred to as a “bunker” by one of the deputies on scene. Deputies, while scouring the scene, found some sort of identification that may have belonged to the deceased person.

“I don’t think the public is at risk,” Kintz said. Kintz said that positive identification of the body is still pending.

“Circumstantial evidence is that of a male party from Michigan,” Kintz said. “And coroner’s office has been in contact with family. The name will be released upon positive scientific identification.”

No other information was available when The Flume went to press.

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