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Basalt is south of Glenwood Springs and north of Aspen.

The Aspen Times reports that a 15-year-old in the case confessed that he and three other boys planned to lure a young man to a park. Then they were going to beat him with baseball bats, tie him up and dump him near a reservoir.

A police report says they planned to let him starve to death.

No kidnapping or assault actually took place, but the parents of the boys turned over a hand-drawn map that showed something was planned.

The four boys could now face criminal charges. Their identities were not released.