"A body of a deceased adult male has been found and removed from the debris on Highway 24 near mile marker 297. The body was not inside a vehicle and much of the body was buried beneath significant amounts of debris on the westbound lanes of Highway 24. Identity of the victim is not yet known as no form of identification was with the body," says a release from El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
"Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office were on scene throughout the recovery effort and the body has since been taken from the scene by the El Paso County Coroner’s Office. More information will be released when it becomes available," the release says.