Eagle County Deputy Found Dead

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GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — Authorities say 26-year-old Tayler Esslinger’s body was found inside of his truck Friday morning, in Garfield County.

Esslinger had last been seen early Tuesday morning, and a massive search effort had been underway since then.

Law enforcement agencies brought in helicopters and planes to search the area, while dozens of volunteers joined the search– many of them using four-wheelers in an effort to cover more ground.

Esslinger’s family confirmed on Friday afternoon that he had been found deceased, and was recently struggling with the loss of his mentor.

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