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Missing Meeker woman found dead

The body of a Meeker woman was found inside an overturned vehicle Thursday morning at the bottom of a 40-foot ravine near Rio Blanco County Road 13. Shirlee Coy, 77, of 5757 Rio Blanco County Road 13, was reported missing Dec. 23. She was last seen the afternoon of Dec. 21 driving her dark gray 2006 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with her two dogs. Rio Blanco County Undersheriff Michael Joos said search and rescue efforts began when the missing person report was filed Dec. 23. Efforts included deputies driving in the area of Coy’s home looking for signs of an accident, an aerial search by plane and a team of searchers on four wheelers, Joos said.

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