COTOPAXI, CO -- The coroner told Deanna Lorenz her father died on September 29. Her dad, a 62-year-old who had been battling Alzheimer's, died during the night, out in the cold, five days after he had wandered away from his mountain home with his two Golden Retrievers.
The search had started in the hills north of Cotopaxi only a few hours after he disappeared on September 24. Days and weeks of searching turned up nothing.
In the end, it was a hunter who happened to stumble upon the body of Gary Lorenz on October 20.
"I was sitting in (Dad's) living room when the neighbors came up and told us that he had been found," said Deanna.
That wasn't the only news they shared with her that day.
"They said, Gary's been found. And the dogs… the dogs are alive," she said.
Eventually, the news from the coroner arrived, the news about the time and date of Gary Lorenz's death. Th
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