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Identity of burned body confirmed


Press release for Monday, March 12 

Chaffee County Coroner Randy Amettis announced today that dental records have confirmed that the body found in a burned barn southwest of Buena Vista last Thursday is that of David Butler, 46, whose most recent residency was in Summit County.  Butler had been sought by authorities for violating his parole for manslaughter.  The cause of Butler’s death was listed as severe burns from the fire.  Further investigation into the incident will be conducted to determine whether the death was a suicide or the result of an accident.