Blotter, Jan. 5, 2014

Woman dies of hypothermia

A woman whose body was found Dec. 12 in a ravine outside Rifle died of hypothermia, the Garfield County Coroner’s Office said.

The death of Jennifer May, 41, was determined to be accidental.

Her body was found about 75 feet down a steep ravine on the road to the Grass Mesa subdivision south of Rifle a day after her employer, Center for Women’s Care, P.C., in Glenwood Springs, reported that she hadn’t showed up to work.

May lived in Grass Mesa subdivision.

Authorities have speculated that she may have been walking along the road and inadvertently slipped down the ravine.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A female reported she was sexually assaulted in September in the south area of the city.

■ A 14-foot flatbed trailer valued at more than $2,000 was stolen sometime between Dec. 19 and Thursday from a business in the northwest part of the city.

■ A suspect described as a white male stole items valued at $350 on Thursday from a vehicle in the 2800 block of North Avenue.


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