The Boulder County Coroner today officially identified the body found floating down Boulder Creek last week as Gavin Bolen of Michigan, confirming what Boulder police said Friday.
The coroner's office identified the 21-year-old Bolen of Fenton, Michigan, in a news release this morning. Boulder police had said on Friday they were investigating Bolen's death, but Boulder County Coroner Emma Hall said last week she was waiting for fingerprint tests to confirm the identity.
According to an obituary posted online, Bolen had been visiting Colorado when he died. He graduated from Linden High School and is survived by a daughter, his parents, three siblings and other relatives.
Bolen was pulled out of the water just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, from the stretch of the creek that runs behind an office park near 49th Street and Pearl Parkway in east Boulder.
The body initially was reported to police by someone who spotted it floating downstream about 15 minutes prior, near Walnut and 47th streets.
Hall said no foul play is suspected in Bolen's death. Police said Friday they are investigating the case, and the coroner will rule on the cause and manner of death.