Body of child found in Eagle River last week is identified

The body of a child found last week in the Eagle River has been identified as that of 3-year-old Sebastian Rodriguez Castro.

His cause of death is drowning and the manner has been ruled accidental by the Eagle County Coroner’s Office, according to a news release.

Sebastian went missing on June 5 and hundreds of volunteers and emergency personnel searched for the missing child.

“I thank the community for being patient as we followed this Office’s process for confirming the identity of a recovered body,” said County Coroner Kara Bettis in the release. “We hope this announcement brings closure to the family and a measure of healing to our caring community.”

Sebastian’s family expressed gratitude for the massive search efforts and they asked for privacy in their time of continued grief, according to the release.

His body was found on Friday between Eagle and Dotsero.


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