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Woman, son found dead in Rocky Mountain National Park ID’d

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at Rocky Mountain National Park. (Photo/NPS)

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at Rocky Mountain National Park. (Photo/NPS)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Investigators have identified a suicidal mother and her 17-month-old son who were found dead in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park.

Park officials say 24-year-old Tristen Watson and her son, Christopher, were found with gunshot wounds on the Beaver Meadows Trail Jan. 24. Rangers looking for the Colorado Springs woman had been notified that she was suicidal.

The bodies were turned over to the Larimer County coroner’s office, and the National Park Service is investigating. No other information was released.

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