LOVELAND, Colo. — Larimer County has confirmed its first fatality from the widespread flooding that began hitting the state over two weeks ago.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release on Monday morning, confirming that the body of a still-unidentified 79-year-old female was found on Sept. 21 on the banks of the Big Thompson River.
The sheriff’s office said the body was found at approximately 4 p.m. near the 2900 block of North County Road 31D, which is in Loveland. The body was air-lifted to the Fort Collins-Loveland airport and then transported to the Larimer County Coroner.
The coroner believes the body belongs to a woman reported missing and presumed dead from the Cedar Cove area. The sheriff’s office indicated it will release the identity of the deceased woman when the next of kind have been notified.
On Sunday, a relative told FOX31 Denver that another Cedar Cove resident, 60-year-old Patricia Goodwine, was also killed in the flooding. While the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office did not confirm Goodwine’s death on Monday, the office’s press release did say a 60-year-old from Cedar Cove is also missing and presumed dead, along with a 46-year-old man from Drake.