Death due to cold, drugs, alcohol


ALAMOSA—Marisa Wilson, 19, died from environmental exposure in the setting of methamphetamine and alcohol intoxication on February 15, according to Alamosa County Coroner Kevin Rogers.

The overnight low was 9 degrees, causing hypothermia. The manner of death was ruled accidental.

Wilson was discovered when Jessie Salazar, resident of 202 Ponderosa Drive, called the authorities around 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 when he saw a women's body underneath the front of his truck. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation arrived later that morning to assist the Alamosa County Sheriff's Department.

A portable fingerprint scanner did not identify the body and there was no identification found at the scene. After being transported to Colorado Springs for an autopsy the woman was tentatively identified on February 16 with her ID confirmed on Feb. 20.

Immediate survivors include her mother Rena Wilson, her son Xavier Samuel Raymond Marquez, her brother Brett Wilson and her sisters Janicka Benally and Mercedes Benally.

A funeral service was held on February 24 at the River of Life Assembly of God Church in Alamosa and interment followed at the Alamosa Cemetery.