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Autopsy Being Performed To Identify Missing Treasure Hunter

CANON CITY, Colo. (CBS4) - An autopsy is being done Monday on human remains found near the Arkansas River Friday.

Investigators say they could belong to 31-year-old Eric Ashby.

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Eric Ashby (credit: CBS)

Ashby came to Colorado to hunt for treasure supposedly hidden by New Mexico author Forrest Fenn.

Ashby was following clues when he fell out of a raft a month ago east of Florence.

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Two other Coloradans have died while searching for this same treasure.

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