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Missing Aurora man last seen driving in Vail Tuesday afternoon found dead, died by suicide, police says

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Posted at 6:15 PM, May 14, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-16 18:28:52-04

Editor's note on May 16 at 2:55 p.m.: Eugene Ferguson has died by suicide and the CBI alert has been deactivated, Aurora police said. Our previous story is below. '

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, you can dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 24/7, visit Colorado Crisis Services, or click here for a list of resources in Colorado.


AURORA, Colo. — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert for a missing 80-year-old man who was last seen driving in Vail Tuesday afternoon.

Eugene Ferguson, 80, left his Aurora home on Tuesday in his dark blue 2003 Ford Ranger truck. His truck was last seen in Vail around 2 p.m.

Ferguson is 5 feet 8 inches tall and 145 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. His truck has Colorado license plate 786ELA and has a camper shell.

There are concerns for Ferguson's health and safety, according to CBI. Due to possible firearms in the truck, the agency is urging the community to not approach Ferguson and instead call 911.

Anyone with information on Ferguson's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Aurora Police Department at 303-627-3100.


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