Heavily Armed Man’s Lifeless Body Discovered in Park

(HorizonPost.com) – The body of an armed man was found in a women’s restroom at a Colorado amusement park over the weekend with the words “I am not a killer” scrawled on the wall beside him, the Associated Press reported.

According to Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario, Diego Barajas Medina, 20, was found before the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park opened on Saturday morning by a member of the maintenance staff.

Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire said the cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Sheriff Vallario said in a press briefing on Monday that Medina allegedly entered the park after closing, armed with a semi-automatic rifle, a semi-automatic pistol, and explosives. He was kitted up in tactical clothing and body armor.

Near Medina’s body was a handgun along with real and fake explosive devices, Vallario said. The rifle was lying on a counter nearby along with a belt containing several magazines. The sheriff could not definitively say if Medina was the one who scrawled the message on the wall.

While there were no previous signs either at home or school that suggested Medina was planning an attack, the sheriff noted that the investigation is ongoing and as yet, no in-depth interviews with family and acquaintances have been conducted.

The FBI is assisting the sheriff’s office by reviewing Medina’s phone records and social media, Vallario said.

The sheriff told reporters on Monday that the extent of preparations, along with the number of weapons and explosives he had made it “very highly likely” that Medina planned some kind of attack and “chose not to” go through with it.

Police also found improvised explosives in the vehicle Medina used. Authorities also searched the park for explosives, but none were found.

A search of his room in the home he shared with his mother and brother found nothing to indicate bomb-making. Medina had no criminal record or previous encounters with law enforcement, the sheriff said.

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