Missing Colorado couple found shot dead near hiking trail

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An elderly Colorado couple that went missing on a hike was found shot dead near a trail, police said.

Lee and Stella Vigil, who are both in their 70s, were reported missing around 8:30 p.m. Friday after they didn’t return from a hike near Edmundson trailhead in Colorado Springs, news station KKTV reported.

Relatives and police arrived at the trail and found the car belonging to them, the outlet reported.

But around four hours later, they also discovered the couple’s bodies off a trail near Fountain Creek, the report said.

They had apparently suffered gunshot wounds, the outlet reported.

No further details were provided about the circumstances surrounding their death.

Detectives with the homicide unit are investigating the couple’s deaths, KKTV reported.