Troy Green: Lost in the Rocky Mountain National Park Found

UPDATE 2/7/13 – After an autopsy the Larimer County Coroner’s Office ruled Green’s manner of death a suicide.

 UPDATE 2/5/13 – Tuesday afternoon two people snowshoeing west of Bear Lake said they had found a body in a thick timbered area, approximately 100 feet off a summer hiking trail.  His body was found leaning against a tree.

“The Larimer County Coroner’s office will not release positive identification until completion of an autopsy,” Kyle Patterson with Rocky Mountain National Park said in a statement. “However, it is believed that the body is that of Troy Green.”

Previous Story: Authorities are desperately trying to locate a man they believe is lost in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Troy Green, 39, from San Antonio, Texas was reported missing on Friday afternoon.  He was seen by two people around 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Bear Lake Trailhead, who stopped and talked with him, but they didn’t see what direction he was headed.

Green’s wife contacted the Denver police when he didn’t return from the park.

Rescuers have searched the trail in the Bear Lake area where Green’s rental car was found and have also searched the Flattop Mountain area and Mill Creek Drainage, but have not found Green. 

Green who was in Colorado for a conference, drove his rental car to do a little hiking.  He had bought additional gear when he arrived in Colorado and the witnesses who saw him said he was wearing  hiking boots and a royal blue and grey camelback, said Kyle Patterson a spokesperson for Rocky Mountain National Park.  It is possible that he was wearing black snow pants, a black puffy down jacket, black gloves and a black balaclava.

The search will continue as searches face extremely cold temperatures, sting winds and drifting snow to find Green.

Anyone who visited the Bear Lake area of Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday or Friday is asked to call park rangers at 970-586-1204.

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