Body found in Colorado believed to be Indiana man

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VAIL, Colo. (WISH)- Eagle County Sheriff’s officials have received a report of a man found dead near the Booth Falls area, just north of Vail Colorado.

Officials believe the victim is 39-year-old James C. McGrogan of Chesterton, Ind. who went missing in the area on March 14.

McGrogan was reported missing after he became separated from his group while hiking to the Eiseman Hut. Search and rescue efforts were called off after a five day search.

Booth Falls is located approximately four and a half miles east of the trail that leads to the Eiseman Hut.

The area was searched by aviation and ground crews during the search for McGrogan.

The identity of the deceased and the cause of death will be determined and released by the Eagle County Coroner’s office. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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