Craig’s Scott Burke confirmed deceased
Body found in Mesa County with Ford Bronco Friday; autopsy identifies missing man
Missing Craig man Scott Burke was confirmed deceased Saturday in a release by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.
The body of Burke, 43, was found west of Lands End Road Friday afternoon, a site between Palisade and Whitewater, and his identity was confirmed by Mesa County Coroner’s Office Saturday afternoon after an autopsy.
“We didn’t want to send out any media release until we were absolutely sure and we could talk to the family,” said Megan Terlicky, public information officer for Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.
The cause of Burke’s death is uncertain for now, and the news release from the coroner’s office states, “there is nothing suspicious at this time.”
A toxicology screening and report will follow but could take as much as six weeks.
Burke was declared missing after he did not return home Sept. 24 following a trip to Mesa County.
After three days of searching by family and law enforcement, the search was temporarily suspended Sept. 27. Scott’s body was found with his blue and white Ford BroncoAfter three days of searching by family and law enforcement, the search was temporarily suspended Sept. 27. Scott’s body was found with his blue and white Ford Bronco..
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