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Coroner confirms body found near Booth Falls is missing hiker McGrogan

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April 4, 2014, 11:59 am

Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis today confirmed that the body of a man found in the Booth Falls area north of Vail on Thursday is that of 39-year-old James McGrogan of Chesterton, Ind.

James McGrogan

James McGrogan

McGrogan was reported missing after becoming separated from his group while hiking to the Eiseman Hut on March 14. His body was found by a group of back-country skiers approximately four and a half miles east of the trail to the hut.

Bettis says the cause and manner of death will be determined after an autopsy is performed.

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