Body of woman found in drainage ditch near Boulder park identified

BOULDER, Colo. — A body found submerged in a drainage ditch in Boulder has been identified.

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office said Monday the body of 36-year-old Raquel Perkes of Denver was found Friday by Boulder city employees near Valmont City Park.

An autopsy has been completed and the cause and manner of death are pending further investigation, the coroner’s office said.

Perkes’ body was found just before 10 a.m. as city employees were cleaning a drainage ditch, the Boulder Police Department said.

She was reported missing by Mesa Vista of Boulder on Aug. 18. Police do not believe her death is suspicious, but the case remains under investigation.

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