Authorities investigating body found near Rangely

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RIO BLANCO COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Authorities in Western Colorado are working to identify a body found on Wednesday.

The Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office said around 3 p.m., a deputy was in the Texas Beach area, near Rangely, looking for Peter Ruffner. He was reported missing in late September of this year.

While the deputy was searching, a Rangely man who was hunting ducks along the White River, reported he found a body in the water.

The body was transported to the morgue for an autopsy, which hasn't yet been completed.

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