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Police release identity of two males found dead

Staff Report

WALSENBURG— The identities of two men who were found dead in their residence by Walsenburg Police on  Nov. 8, have been released.  Dead are 70 year-old Francis Vigil and his son 37 year-old Juan “John” Vigil. 

    According to a police department press release police officers were sent on a check welfare call after emergency dispatch received a call from the post office.  Further conversations with the police indicated that Francis Vigil usually visited the post office daily to collect his mail but had missed several days thus raising concern with postal workers who were aware of Mr. Vigil’s patterns.

    When police entered the residence in the 700 block of Pinon they found both Vigils dead.  Currently, police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation believe that Vigil died from natural causes and his son died later from complications of a disability and a lack of caregiver assistance.

    The men died in separate rooms and appeared to have been deceased three to four weeks.  Police said that apparently no foul play was involved. 

    A final report of the incident and stated causes of death have yet to be issued by the CBI.  Release of the identities of the two men had been delayed as police attempted to locate next of kin.