UPDATED: Circumstances surrounding unattended death in Steamboat still unknown | SteamboatToday.com

UPDATED: Circumstances surrounding unattended death in Steamboat still unknown

Updated at 4 p.m. to include further details.

Few details are known about an unattended death that was reported shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday in Steamboat Springs.

The person’s identification has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin, Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said Friday morning. Ryg did confirm, however, that the person was a 40-year-old female resident of Steamboat.

The death reportedly occurred behind a residence in the 400 block of Eighth Street in downtown Steamboat.

Ryg said Friday afternoon that it is “too early” to determine if foul play was involved. The coroner’s office is awaiting results of the woman’s autopsy along with a toxicology report.

Despite local police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation investigating the death, it has not officially been ruled a criminal investigation, according to officials, who said there’s no current threat to public safety.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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