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  • Authorities release woman’s ID

    60-year-old staying in Hay Gulch near Breen

    The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has identified a woman who was found dead Wednesday in a remote location west of Breen.

    Donna Trapp, 60, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Dan Bender, spokesman with the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.

    Trapp was a resident of the Dryside and was staying with a friend in the Hay Gulch area, he said.

    She was found about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday on a private driveway in the 9000 block of County Road 120.

    A local real estate agent was showing the undeveloped piece of property to a Fort Collins couple when they approached an all-terrain vehicle parked in the middle of the dirt driveway. Trapp’s body was on the ground about 10 feet behind the ATV with a gun resting on her chest, said Thad Trujillo, who works with the Wells Group.

    A friend reported Trapp missing before her body was found, Bender said.

    No foul play is suspected.

    shane@durangoherald.com

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