An investigation into the death of a beloved local mountain biker is ongoing after authorities discovered the body of Timothy Watkins nearly two weekends ago reports the Colorado Springs Independent.
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Watkins went missing back on September 14th after going out for a ride on Mount Herman. He wasn’t discovered until the following weekend. According to local police, Watkins was shot and partially buried.
A mechanic at Old Town Bike Shop in Colorado Springs, the victim was a frequent visitor to the area in which he died. However the area in which he was shot has a sketchy reputation that includes illegal shooting of firearms and hard drug use. There was even a recent report of a man harassing hikers and bikers with a hatchet. That man was arrested but as of now, no connection has been made to the murder in question.
If you have any tips please contact the El Paso County police department here: (719) 520-7100
*Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s friends and family
Find the entire Colorado Springs Independent article here: Tim Watkins was shot to death in an area known for illegal activity