Body found near Rangely along White River |

Body found near Rangely along White River

RANGELY — A body was found the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 29 near Rangely.

Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola was patrolling near Texas Beach, approximately four miles west of Rangely along the White River.

Mazzola met Rangely resident Luke Scott, who was hunting for ducks along the river. Scott told Mazzola he had just found a body in the river. Mazzola received assistance from Rangely Fire Department and the Rio Blanco County Coroner in retrieving the body from the river.

Rio Blanco Deputy Coroner Roy Kinney transported the body to the morgue, and an autopsy is being scheduled. The identity of the body is pending the forensic work of the autopsy.

Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office will provide an update when more information is discovered concerning the identity of the body.