Missing Colorado Hikers Found Shot Dead On Hiking Trail


Lee and Stella Vigil, who are both in their 70s, went missing on a hike and were both found shot dead near a trail, police said.

The elderly Colorado couple were reported missing around 8:30 p.m. Friday after they didn’t return from a hike in Colorado Springs.

Relatives and police arrived at the trail and found the car belonging to them, the outlet reported, and a few hours later, they found the couple’s bodies off a trail near a creek, the reports said. They had apparently suffered gunshot wounds.

Police said it was unclear why the couple was shot, and no suspect has been found, but a homicide investigation was underway.

No further details were provided about the circumstances surrounding their death.

According to DailyMail

An elderly Colorado couple who went missing on a hike over the weekend has been found shot dead near a trail, officials say.

Lee and Stella Vigil, who were in their 70s, were reported missing around 8.30pm on Friday in Colorado Springs after they didn’t return from a hike near Edmundson trailhead on Woodmen Road.

When relatives of the Vigil's and El Paso County Search and Rescue officers arrived to the trail they found the couple’s car, according to KKTV.

Four hours later around 12.30am officials found the couple’s bodies off the Santa Fe trail near Fountain Creek, about a three hours walk away from where the couple first started the hike.

The couple apparently suffered gunshot wounds.

Police have not released further details surrounding their death.

DailyMail.com has reached out to the Colorado Springs Department for more information.

Locals were shocked to learn of their deaths in the hiking area frequented by couples and families.

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