Body found in drained retention pond in Evans

EVANS, Colo. — A body found in Evans on Tuesday turned up in the same area where a search was conducted in October for missing adult Lydia Gutierrez.

The Evans Police Department said officers doing a routine check of the area discovered the unidentified body in a drained retention pond near the South Platte River.

It’s unconfirmed whether the body found is that of Gutierrez.

An autopsy will be performed by the Weld County Coroner’s Office later in the week, police said.

Authorities said they hope the autopsy will help in determining the identification of the person as well as the manner of death.

No further information was released by police.