After five days of searching, officials at Rocky Mountain National Park said they have recovered a body believed to be a missing Texas man.

Two people on snowshoes reported finding the remains Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 5) north and west of Bear Lake, where Troy Green’s vehicle was discovered last week. It was in a timber area about 100 feet off a summer hiking trail, National Park Service officials said.

The identification of the body is pending the completion of an autopsy by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office, but Park Service officials said they were body is that of Green, 39, of San Antonio.

The body was located near the Flattop Mountain Trail, which was inside the search area but approximately one mile north of the Tyndall Gorge and Nymph Lake region where search managers believed that Green may have hiked. He was found in an area that had been searched several times by ground personnel, a dog team, and helicopter over-flights. Green’s body was against a tree and he was wearing dark-colored clothing.

Green was was in Colorado to attend a conference in Denver, and his wife reported him missing on Thursday (Jan. 31) when she didn’t hear from him. Rangers found his rental car in the Bear Lake parking lot early Friday.

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