The body of a woman was discovered in a ditch along U.S. 160 just west of Pagosa Springs shortly after noon.
The woman’s identity had not been released as of Wednesday afternoon, pending notification of next of kin.
The resulting investigation diverted traffic from U.S. 160 for several hours, reopening shortly after 3:30 p.m.
The Pagosa Fire Protection District, Pagosa Springs Police Department and Colorado State Patrol aided the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation and traffic control.
See Thursday’s SUN for additional information and check pagosasun.com for updates.