Oct 2, 2013 7:19 PM by Andy Koen
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY - No one had seen or heard from Allen Manarik since Sunday. Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol found the body of the 71-year-old Trinidad man near a wrecked 2011 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle along a rural stretch of CO HWY 12, roughly six miles past the town of Weston.
Arthur Gumke of the Colorado State Patrol Troop 2D in Pueblo said in a news release that it appears as if Manarik veered off the right hand side of the road, hit a log and then collided with a tree. The motorcycle landed a short distance away.
A passerby spotted the accident scene just after 9:20 a.m. this morning. Manarik was reported missing yesterday.
Gumke said Manarik was wearing a helmet and it does not appear as if he used drugs or alcohol before the accident.