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Two Bodies by the Platte, No Reason to Panic

Two Bodies by the Platte, No Reason to Panic

The first body was found on June 25, the morning of Bike to Work day, stalling -- and stunning -- many bikers pedaling along the Platte, who wound up taking a detour as the body was fished out of the river..

Then on Sunday, July 27, a jogger running in Cuernavaca Park spotted another lifeless body. She alerted a pair of Denver Parks and Recreation maintenance workers, who called the police.

That two bodies were found so close together -- in both time and geography -- worried some park regulars. But according to Sonny Jackson, spokesman from the Denver Police Department, there's no reason to panic.

The Bike-to-Work body was a transient, apparently inebriated, who fell, hit his head, and landed in the river, Jackson says. And the July 27 incident was apparently a suicide.

The identities of the deceased have not yet been released. -- Patricia Calhoun