82-year-old missing and endangered woman found dead in El Paso County

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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) was searching for 82-year-old Frances Vialpando Monday.

According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Vialpando was located.

At approximately 8:19 p.m., Search and Rescue members found a woman matching Vialpando’s description in the front passenger seat, slumped over in the 13000 Black Forest Road.

Medical personnel arrived within seconds, according to EPSO and immediately began lifesaving measures. Family members of Vialpando arrived on scene as well and positively identified her. She was pronounced dead.

Preliminary investigation does not indicate any signs of trauma; however, the cause and manner of death will be determined by the El Paso County Coroner’s Office.

She was last seen in the 13000 block of Ravine Drive West. Vialpando was last seen wearing long sleeve red shirt, blue jeans, and white shoes. She is 5’1″ with brown hair and brown eyes and weighs 110 lbs.

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