Eckert woman dies of fall in Montrose County

By Press Release

On Friday, April 6, Rose Zaldivar, 51 of Eckert was reported missing by a friend to the Montrose County Sheriff's Office. It was believed she had gone hiking on April 2. In the early morning hours of April 7 family members found her body about 1.5 miles from her friend's home beneath a cliff about 0.8 mile from Highway 90 on County Road 4X at LaSalle and Spring Creek. Investigation was done by the Montrose County Sheriff's Office and the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations regarding the circumstances of her death. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be multiple traumatic injuries due to impact from a fall. There was no felonious conduct by another and the death will be certified as accidental.