Search For Missing Alamosa Hiker Comes to a Tragic End

The search for a missing hiker in Alamosa County has come to a tragic end.

60-year-old Joy Cipoletti has been found deceased. The Alamosa Sheriff’s Office expressed in a Facebook post that “our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.”

The family released a statement thanking the Alamosa Sheriff’s Department and the “dozens of search and rescue volunteers who dedicated their time and expertise to look for and eventually find Joy.”

Cipoletti was last heard from on Saturday after summiting Ellingswood Point near the Great Sand Dunes.

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