Arrest made following discovery of body near Colorado trailhead

Screenshot. Map Credit: @2020 Google Maps.

An arrest has been made following the discovery of a body near Trail 1226 in Colorado, which is located in Jackson County near Colorado Highway 125.

According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, the body of Dustin Bryant, 42, of Wheat Ridge, was discovered on May 30 by a passerby. An investigation into the discovery determined that Bryant was a homicide victim with evidence ultimately leading authorities to arrest Christoper Thomas Corcorran, 33, on June 18. Both parties knew each other.

While Trail 1226 is located near Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests, evidence suggests that Bryant was actually killed in Grand County before being moved to the neighboring and northern Jackson County.

According to an arrest affidavit, Bryant was found with multiple stab wounds with Corcorran being the last person to see Bryant alive on May 29. A more in-depth report of the arrest affidavit can be found here.

Corcorran is being held without an option for bond at the Grand County jail, where he is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Here’s a look at where the body was found:

Arrest made following discovery of body near Colorado trailhead

Screenshot. Map Credit: @2020 Google Maps.

The case is now being handled by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, and the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

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