Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department

Edwin Bartheld's cabin in Turret (credit: Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department)

Bizarre Death Case Connected To Cabin Full Of Explosives Takes New Turn

An autopsy has revealed that a 92-year-old man who was found dead in a cabin full of explosives in the tiny town of Turret died from a bullet, not an accidental explosion as previously thought.

09/16/2014

Edwin Bartheld's cabin in Turret (credit: Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department)

Sheriff Calls Death Case Connected To Cabin Full Of Explosives ‘Bizarre’

Police are continuing to search a mountain cabin filled with explosives and chemicals used to make them.

09/15/2014

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Elderly Man May Have Died After Homemade Device Accidentally Detonates

Authorities in Chafee County believe a 92-year-old man was accidentally killed after a bizarre series of events involving explosives and chemicals.

09/14/2014

Gene George (credit: Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office)

Remains Found In Chaffee County Believed To Be Ohio Man

Authorities believe remains found on a Colorado mountain are those of 64-year-old Gene George of Ohio, who has been missing he went hiking in the area in September.

03/24/2014

Students painted a rock with messages for the Johnsons outside of the high school (credit: CBS)

Family Killed In Rock Slide Was Well Known & Liked In Buena Vista

A family from Buena Vista that was killed in a rock slide below Mount Princeton was well-known and liked in their community.

10/01/2013

The Johnson family. (Left to right: Kiowa-Rain Johnson, Dawna Johnson, Gracie Johnson and Dwayne Johnson. The photo includes the Johnson's son, Dakota, who was not with the family during the hike). (credit: CBS)

Deputy: Father Likely Saved Girl In Deadly Rock Slide

A 13-year-old girl said her father shielded her as boulders crashed down on them on a Colorado hiking trail – an action that authorities say probably saved her life even as her father and four other family members were killed.

10/01/2013

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