Bailey resident Nicholas Coats was found dead near his home of an apparent suicide on Thursday, May 15.
Searchers were called to look for the 21-year-old after he told his mother he was going for a hike at 4 p.m. Wednesday and did not return, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.
There was no indication of foul play in the death, said Dan Pruett, chief deputy in the Jefferson County coroner’s office. Autopsy results are pending, Pruett said.
Searchers looked for Coats in a forested area near Bailey along U.S. 285.