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Couple reported missing found dead from gunshots near trail

October 3, 2020 GMT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A couple reported missing Friday was found a few hours later dead of gunshot wounds near a hiking trail in eastern Colorado Springs.

Stella and Lee Vigil, both in their 70s, were reported missing about 8:30 p.m. Friday, according to police.

The couple had reportedly gone for a hike and their vehicle was found by searchers at the Edmundson trailhead, The Gazette reported.

Their bodies were found by police officers and El Paso County Search and Rescue members early Saturday off the Santa Fe Trail near Fountain Creek. Police say both were dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

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No other details were immediately available.