Posted on: April 10, 2017

Body Recovered in West End




Contact: Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD, Montrose County Coroner
Office: Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigation


Body Recovered in West End


Montrose, CO—On Friday, April 6, 2017, Rose Zaldivar, 51 of Eckert, Colorado was reported missing by a friend to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office. It was believed she had gone hiking on April 2, 2017. In the early morning hours of April 7 family members found her body about 1.5 miles from her friend’s home beneath a cliff about 0.8 mile from Highway 90 on County Road 4X at LaSalle and Spring Creek. Investigation was done by the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office and the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations regarding the circumstances of her death. An autopsy was ordered by the Coroner’s Office and performed at the Montrose Memorial Hospital Forensic Laboratory.

The cause of death was determined to be multiple traumatic injuries due to impact from a fall. There was no felonious conduct by another and the death will be certified as accidental

Thomas M. Canfield MD, Coroner

This concludes this press release in its entirety. No additional information is available at this time.


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