The body of suspected Denver East High School shooter Austin Lyle has been identified after it was found west of Denver in Park County, authorities said.
The Park County Coroner’s Office confirmed in an agency Facebook posting that a dead body found Wednesday night on Park County Road 68 is 17-year-old Austin Lyle. Lyle’s next of kin have been notified, officials said in their posted statement. An autopsy and death investigation is planned, they said.
No further details were released.
In Denver on Wednesday, police said Lyle was suspected of shooting two school administrators inside East High School after undergoing a required daily search for weapons that detected a gun.
Lyles was wanted on suspicion of attempted homicide after a student shot and wounded two administrators at East High Wednesday morning and then fled the building.
On Wednesday afternoon just before 4:30 p.m., police said Lyle’s vehicle red Volvo had been found in Park County. A body was discovered at about 8:15 p.m. about 2/10th of a mile from the vehicle, Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw said, but he could not immediately identify the body. A shelter-in-place order for nearby residents was lifted, he said, after the body was found.
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