Body pulled from Boulder Creek identified as CU student from Saudi Arabia


The man whose body was pulled from Boulder Creek on Friday morning was identified on Wednesday as a University of Colorado student from Saudi Arabia.

The man, identified by the Boulder County coroner as Khalid Rafee, 21, was found facedown and not moving in the creek near Arapahoe Avenue and 13th Street at 7:20 a.m. Friday. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Boulder police spokeswoman Laurie Ogden said that while detectives are still waiting for more information from the coroner’s office, the investigation is “nearly complete,” and investigators do not suspect foul play.

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Rafee was a mechanical engineering student at CU, according to the school’s website.

Mark Schaefer was the person who found the body while on his way to go fly fishing early Friday.

“He was lying facedown in like 6 inches of water in the middle of the creek,” Schaefer told the Daily Camera.

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Source:: The Denver Post

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