Missing UW graduate found dead

Adam Gilbertson
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Denver, Colo. - Authorities say the body of a missing Minnesota native, and University of Wyoming graduate, has been found in Denver about a month after he was last seen.

The Denver Medical Examiner's Office on Sunday identified the man as 29-year-old Adam Gilbertson. His body was found in the North Platte River on Saturday by volunteers who were searching for him.

The cause of death is still under investigation and could only say the body had been there "for some time."

Gilbertson, a registered nurse, did not show up for work on Dec. 15. His employers called his family, who initiated a search. Family members said he was last seen at about 1 a.m. that day, leaving a bar about a quarter-mile from his apartment.

Gilbertson's family said he went to nursing school in Wyoming while he lived in Fort Collins. He graduated from the program last spring and moved to Denver for a nursing job back in August.