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Man’s body found near Hermosa

By Shane Benjamin Herald staff writer

A 62-year-old La Plata County man was found dead inside his car Monday at Trimble Crossing shopping center north of Durango, authorities said.

The man, who was not identified pending notification of next of kin, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Dan Bender, spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.

He had no family in the area and was renting a home in the Hermosa area, about 10 miles north of Durango.

The man was found inside his car about 4:15 p.m. in a large parking lot that services a grocery store and hardware store in the Animas Valley, Bender said. His body had been there for at least several days, he said.

shane@durangoherald.com

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