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Missing hiker found dead at Staunton State Park

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 08:40:35-05

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A man reported missing after not returning from a hike was found dead at Staunton State Park Wednesday, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Steven Kost, 60, went hiking in the park, which is near Conifer, Tuesday around 9:30 a.m. and was expected home by 6 p.m. that day.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said Kost was found dead off a trail at the park Wednesday.

They're investigating the circumstances of Kost's death, but the sheriff's office said there is no threat to the public.