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Remains found in Rocky Mountains identified as Colorado man missing since February

Josh Hall, 27, of Arvada, set out with his dog Feb. 3 in the mountains west of Boulder. His family reported him missing when he didn't return that day.

Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. (Provided by Rocky Mountain National Park and the National Park Service)

A coroner has identified human remains found in the Colorado mountains as a hiker who went missing in February.

Josh Hall, 27, of Arvada, set out with his dog Feb. 3 in the mountains west of Boulder. His family reported him missing when he didn’t return that day.

His dog, Happy, turned up on a road Feb. 11, the Boulder Daily Camera reported.

A volunteer with the Front Range Rescue Dogs organization recently found Hall’s suspected remains near a small stream. The Boulder County Coroner’s Office identified the remains as Hall’s, sheriff’s officials said Saturday.

Hall’s family released a statement thanking rescuers and others for their efforts to find him.

“There was never a point in this search when we felt that Josh was forgotten,” the statement said.

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