Nov 14, 2010
Body Confirmed To Be Missing Snowboarder
Police in Aspen, Colo., tell AMW that an investigating team has positively identified a body found under Maroon Creek Bridge in Aspen to be that of missing Snowmass Village resident George Aldrich Jr.
Cops say an initial assessment of the incident scene has been conducted by agents from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Aspen Police Department, as well as the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities say an autopsy has been scheduled by the Pitkin County Coroner's Office for the morning of Dec. 14, 2010.
Cops say the snowboarder's body was found by off-duty personnel from Mountain Rescue (Aspen), who were not acting in official capacity, but were following up on a pledge to keep working to find the missing 28-year-old.
Police say Aldrich went missing after getting off at the Truscott Place bus stop on the evening of Nov. 27, 2010. They tell AMW that the bus stop is located approximately 50 yards from the bridge where George's body was found.
Stay with AMW.com for the latest developments in this tragic case.