Missing GJ Man Found Dead Near Black Bear Pass

Jun 24th @ 12:24 pm in News by Scott Staley


(San MIguel County, CO)

The search for a missing Grand Junction martial arts instructor last seen in Ouray on June 15th culminated in the discovery of Matthew Thomas Busker’s body by a hiker on Sunday near Black Bear Pass.  San Miguel County Sheriff spokesperson Jennifer Dinsmore says the body was found by an individual who went to the area on his own to assist in the search for Busker after seeing a website that was launched to assist in the search for the missing 33-year old man.


Dinsmore says the preliminary investigation indicates that Busker took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot and foul play is not suspected in the case.


Matthew Thomas Busker is survived by his father, Thomas, and mother, Linda; his sister, Melanie, and daughter Jordan.  Sunset Mesa Funeral Home is handling funeral services.