LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — Law enforcement said a body was found Wednesday while they were searching for a missing Fort Collins woman. The body, believed to be Christine Cummings', was found in the Pingree Park area after a utility worker spotted her Jeep Wednesday morning at the Emmaline Lake trailhead.
The trailhead is near the CSU Mountain Campus. It is about an hour and 45 minute drive from Fort Collins.
Cummings, 32, was reported missing by a relative on New Year’s Day, according to Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS). She had not been heard from for several days, and her last known location was her home in Fort Collins on Dec. 29.
Family members told police that she may have gone hiking, and staff at two places she’s known to frequent – Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone National Parks – were told to be on the lookout.
No foul play is suspected in her death at this time.
"This community showed a truly remarkable outpouring of support in the effort to locate Christine," said FCPS Chief Jeff Swoboda. "We share your grief in this tragic loss of life, our deepest condolences are with Christine's family and everyone impacted by this heartbreaking outcome."
Anyone who has been in the Pingree Park area and may have seen Cummings is asked to call Det. Marty Shaw at 970-416-2051.
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