FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Man Found Dead on Tomboy Road From Apparent Suicide
Contact: San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters 970-728-1911
or Public Information Officer Susan Lilly 970-729-2028
February 26, 2016 -- (Telluride, CO) – A local man was found dead off Tomboy Road near Telluride Friday morning from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victim was found and reported to authorities by a local man walking in the area.
Sheriff’s Deputies found a suicide note on the victim, Thomas Ralph Slocum, 57 of Telluride.
Deputies used snowmobiles to access the area, approximately one mile up Tomboy Road. The road is currently closed to vehicles, and was closed to foot traffic for about 3 hours while law enforcement and the County Coroner processed the scene.
The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office, located in Telluride, Colorado and established in 1883, serves 7,800 residents and countless visitors across the 1,288 square miles of San Miguel County. Sheriff Bill Masters has been serving as the county’s elected Sheriff since 1980.