- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The Durango Herald reports that the body of a 40-year old man discovered along the west bank of the Animas River has been identified as Kansas native Randy Shaw.

The newspaper says that around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a worker spotted Shaw’s body behind a West Park Avenue home, downstream from the Main Avenue bridge. The Herald says the body was in a sleeping bag, covered in brush near the river’s edge.

Detective Sgt. Deck Shaline says an autopsy will determine if foul play may have played a role in his death. But Shaline says there are no obvious signs of trauma.

Cathy Seibel, the LaPlata County deputy coroner, says it’s unclear how long Shaw’s body had been along the riverbank.

Family members told the Herald (https://bit.ly/1XqAsKg ) that Shaw, who grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas, was a good soul plagued by drugs, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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