Body found in Fort Collins river identified

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Larimer County Coroner’s Office has identified the man whose body was found in a river near a Fort Collins park.

Officers responded to Legacy Park at 300 Woodlawn Drive to investigate the report of a body found in the Poudre River on Sunday.

An autopsy determined the victim was 31-year-old Cordell Starkey, recently of the Fort Collins area.

The cause of death was determined to be asphyxia by drowning and the manner of death was an accident. Officials said that no other information will be released.