Cause Of Death Determined For Man Found Dead Near Hwy 24

A man who was found dead yesterday along Highway 24 near Manitou Springs took his own life, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Jimmy Alvarado, 54, was found near the eastbound Manitou Springs exit just before 1:30 p.m.

Investigators originally told 11 News there were no apparent signs of trauma, but updated the report later saying the man died of an apparent gunshot wound.

Wednesday morning the sheriff's office confirmed the shot was self inflicted.