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Colorado officials identify Kansas girl swept to her death in Roaring Fork River

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Posted at 10:16 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 23:16:27-04

ASPEN, Colo. — A 16-year-old Kansas girl who died after being swept away by a river in Colorado has been identified as Jamie Tran of Wichita.

The Aspen Daily News reports that the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office received a report around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday that a young woman crossing the Roaring Fork River was swept downstream by the strong current.

Officials say the girl's body was located at 9:15 a.m. Thursday about 100 yards (91.4 meters) downriver from a popular summer recreation spot east of Aspen.

An autopsy was being done to determine the exact cause of death.

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Information from: Aspen Daily News, http://www.aspendailynews.com