ALTA -- Buena Vista County Sheriff Gary Launderville Tuesday afternoon identified the victim of an alleged suicide on a gravel road near Alta as Joshua Petersen, 31, of Alta.
According to the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office, someone called the department at 9:15 a.m. Monday to report a possible suicide. Officers responded to a section of 40th Avenue a quarter mile north of 590th Street, where they found a 31-year-old man dead of a gunshot wound.
A multi-agency investigation, including the Sheriff's Office and Buena Vista County Medical Examiners Office at the scene, determined the gunshot was self-inflicted.
Assisting at the scene was the Alta Fire Department.