Pitkin County Authorities have confirmed a second death from the COVID-19 virus. According to a press release from the Pitkin County Incident Management Team, 55-year-old Pauli Laukkanen actually died Sunday, but was not found until Tuesday when Aspen Police were called to conduct a welfare check.
Pitkin County Coroner, Dr. Steven Ayers says Laukkanen had complained of minimal symptoms like night sweats and a fever several days before his death. Laukkanen was originally from Sweden, but had lived in Aspen for many years. A group of his local friends will handle funeral arrangements.