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Missing 72-year-old man’s body found in Garfield County

Missing 72-year-old man’s body found in Garfield County

(Courtesy of Garfield County Sheriff's Office)

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BOULDER, Garfield County — A 72-year-old New Jersey man’s body was found Tuesday near Boulder, according to a tweet from Garfield County Sheriff James D. Perkins.

The body of Norman Everett Applegate Jr., of Seaside Park, New Jersey, was recovered Wednesday by search and rescue teams.

Applegate left for a day hike on Sep. 26 and never returned, according to Perkins.

Applegate's death is not considered suspicious by law enforcement at this time, Perkins added. The cause of death was still under investigation.

Details on how Applegate’s remains were found weren’t immediately available.

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