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John Kuo

  • Found Deceased

About John Kuo's case

According to source,

On February 4, 2021, at approximately 12:00 p.m., the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an avalanche at the East Vail Chutes. The East Vail Chutes are in the backcountry outside of Vail Mountain’s boundaries.

Vail Mountain Rescue Group in collaboration with Vail Ski Patrol responded to the scene to assist with the recovery operations. Tragically one skier was trapped in the slide and did not survive the incident. Sheriff Van Beek said, “This is a very unfortunate accident and our thoughts are with the victim’s friends and family”.

On February 5, 2021 the victim of the tragic avalanche has been identified by the Eagle County Coroner’s Office as 41 year old John Kuo from Vail, Colorado. The cause and manner of death are still under investigation by the Eagle County Coroner’s Office.

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Body Found, Last Known Location

Investigative Details

  • Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
  • Suicide Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
  • Cause of Death: Undetermined / Unreleased

Significant Dates

  • Reported Missing: Thursday, February 4, 2021 (3 years ago)
  • Date Found: Thursday, February 4, 2021 (3 years ago)

Administrative Details

Monday, January 8, 2024 (5 months ago)

Missing NPF Public Identification Number (MPID) 10024

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