Body found outside Grand Lake hotel |

Body found outside Grand Lake hotel

Authorities investigate the scene of a found body Tuesday morning at the Gateway Inn in Grand Lake.

GRAND LAKE — A body was discovered this morning in the parking lot of the Gateway Inn in Grand Lake.

Lisa Jenkins, owner of the Gateway Inn, said she discovered the body of an elderly male at 9:45 a.m. lying outside of a tan pickup truck in the hotel’s parking lot. Jenkins checked the pulse and attempted chest compressions before calling the police shortly after.

According to Jenkins, the man was a veteran who was staying at the Gateway Inn, and was in Grand County for the Memorial Day parade.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Department and Grand Lake Fire and Rescue are currently examining the scene. No name or cause of death has been released, though it is thought the death occurred from natural causes, according to law enforcement at the scene.

Authorities are currently reviewing video footage from the Gateway Inn as part of the investigation.

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