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    CO - Boulder Co., Human Foot UP15396, Eldora Mtn ski area, Jun'16 - Ervin Mettler

    From June 2:

    http://kdvr.com/2016/06/02/boot-cont...in-ski-resort/

    A boot containing human remains was found Wednesday at Eldora Mountain Ski Area, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said.

    The boot was found near the base of the mountain and the sheriff's office was notified about 4:30 p.m...

    Deputies who went to the ski resort Wednesday described the boot as “wet and weathered.” It likely had been covered by snowpack. It's not known how long the boot and remains had been in the clearing.
    Today:

    http://kdvr.com/2016/07/01/severed-f...sing-employee/

    The Boulder County Coroner’s Office released the results of DNA tests on Friday. The results did not identify the victim, but ruled out Ryder Johnson...

    The boot is a Rugged Outback men’s Apex Leather waterproof boot, size 13, for the left foot.

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    That's a serious winter hiking boot. Definitely not a ski boot.


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    http://kdvr.com/2016/07/16/more-huma...in-ski-resort/

    More human remains were found near Peterson Lake outside Eldora Mountain Ski Resort on Saturday, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said.

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    According to the article, they found a right boot that appears to be the mate to the left boot that was found earlier.

    Here's where Peterson Lake is: https://goo.gl/maps/bGPutGLuJr32
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    An article stated that they thought they discovered a makeshift camp near where the second remains were located. So a theory would be that animal(s) move boot/foot #1 from the camp area north of Peterson Lake to the base of the sundance lift, which is just to the west of the large parking area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coonhound View Post
    An article stated that they thought they discovered a makeshift camp near where the second remains were located. So a theory would be that animal(s) move boot/foot #1 from the camp area north of Peterson Lake to the base of the sundance lift, which is just to the west of the large parking area.
    That sounds likely.

    It looks like this location is downstream from the first location, so maybe both boots were carried downhill by erosion or gravity? The knee joint is one of the first to become disarticulated from decay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    That sounds likely.

    It looks like this location is downstream from the first location, so maybe both boots were carried downhill by erosion or gravity? The knee joint is one of the first to become disarticulated from decay.
    From what I could piece together from reports, it looks like these are the approximate locations of the remains. Location 1 was at the base of the Sundance lift closer to the ski area. Location 2 was further east, above Peterson Lake. Based on the terrain, I would expect the foot found by the sundance lift to be washed down by the lake.

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    If that's the location, then yes, it clearly couldn't be just erosion. I thought they meant more to the left, though, on the flat where the river goes into the lake.


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    Identified as 83 year old Ervin Mettler.
    http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news...fied/92402922/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle4 View Post
    Identified as 83 year old Ervin Mettler.
    http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news...fied/92402922/
    Thank you Belle4 for the article...
    "Sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Wagner says a friend tried to report Mettler missing in February but no report was taken because the friend wasn't a family member."



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