MONTROSE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman was killed in a hiking accident in Montrose County near the Colorado-Utah Border.

The Montrose Daily Press reported Tuesday 51-year-old Rose E. Zaldivar fell to her death near Paradox.

Zaldivar was reported missing April 6 when she never returned to a friend’s house, four days after leaving on a hike.

Family members found her body at the base of a cliff, about 1.5 miles from the friend’s house.

The Montrose County coroner determined Zaldivar died from multiple traumatic injuries sustained in the fall.

Her death has been ruled an accident.


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