UPDATE: Desert area east of GJ where man was found dead reopens
An adult man was found dead this afternoon in the desert east of Grand Junction with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, an official from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said.
Investigators were called after noon today to Bureau of Land Management land east of C Road and 34 Road on the report of a “self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cindy Barnett said.
When investigators arrived, however, the scene appeared suspicious, and investigators are treating it as an open investigation, Barnett added.
The victim’s name or age were not released at this time.
The BLM land where the victim was found was closed for several hours but has reopened, the Sheriff’s Office said.