Death of Loveland woman near Sunrise Ranch ruled an accident – The Denver Post
The Larimer County Coroner’s Office has ruled that the death of a Loveland woman near Sunrise Ranch west of Loveland at the end of March was an accident.
The woman, 25-year-old Amanda McCray, was reported missing March 29, and her body was found later that evening in a remote area west of the city, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at the time.
According to a release from the coroner’s office on Monday, McCray died by accident and the manner of death was multiple blunt force injuries.
Neither Sheriff’s nor Coroner’s officials confirmed exactly how she died.
David Moore, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said in March that deputies responded to Sunrise Ranch Spiritual Retreat Center west of Loveland on a report of a missing person. Deputies organized a search, and her body was found about 1.5 miles to the west of the retreat center.
According to a video posted to Sunrise Ranch’s website in 2019, McCray, who is from Arizona, moved to the ranch to “work in the garden.”
When she was found in March, colleagues described McCray as a hard worker whose personality and love of nature fit perfectly into her work. David Karchere, spiritual director at Sunrise Ranch, said that she was a “greatly beloved person.”
“Everybody at the ranch loved and adored her,” he said. “She was just that kind of person. She was a very endearing person and a very loving person. As a community we are deeply saddened by this and we know her friends (and) her family are.”
“She was very giving, hard worker,” said Keahi Ewa, operations director at Sunrise Ranch. “She had a natural green thumb and loved caring for the plants.”
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