The body of a man believed to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound was found off the Mallory Cave Trail west of Boulder on Saturday evening, Boulder County sheriff‘s officials said.
Dispatchers received a 911 call just after 6 p.m. from someone who said he had found what he believed to be a dead body off of the Mallory Cave Trail, southeast of the 1800 block of Table Mesa Drive, according to a sheriff‘s office news release.
Sheriff‘s deputies and members of Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, along with Boulder rangers and emergency services personnel, responded, and confirmed the man was dead.
Detectives and investigators from the Boulder County Coroner‘s Office arrived, as well. Preliminary indications, according to the sheriff‘s office, are that the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No foul play is suspected, officials said.
The coroner‘s office will make the formal identification of the body and make a final ruling as to the cause and manner of the man‘s death.
Members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group helped transport the body back to the trailhead.