Hiker finds body in Saguache County


SAGUACHE COUNTY — The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are investigating a body discovered in the county on February 18.

A hiker in the area of County Road 42 and County Road Z discovered a female body just after 10 a.m. and alerted authorities on Sunday morning. The investigation is ongoing to determine the identification of the deceased, as well as the circumstances surrounding the person’s death.

CBI stated that early indications are this case does not appear to be connected with the Kristal Reisinger missing person case out of Saguache. Reisinger, who was 29 at the time, was last seen July 30, 2016, in the Crestone area, where she had recently relocated from Denver. The mother of a young daughter had not taken personal belongings such as a cell phone and medicine with her, and foul play is a possibility.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office at 719-655-2544.