Two men found dead in separate incidents

Suicide suspected in separate cases

Two Durango men were found dead Friday in apparent suicides, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith.

The first incident was reported around 2 a.m. in the 200 block of East Seventh Avenue in Durango, where Calvin Maupin-Rickman, 23, was found dead from a gunshot wound, she said.

Police confirmed the death, and said no foul play was suspected.

According to his Facebook page, Maupin-Rickman is from Norman, Oklahoma; lived in Fort Collins; and studied at Fort Lewis College. He has worked at Derailed Pour House, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and, most recently, as head of bottling and packaging at Durango Brewing Co.

The second death was reported about 10:15 a.m. in the Grandview area, where Wolfgang Kofler was found dead, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.

Kofler also appears to have died by a gunshot wound, he said.

“It’s still under investigation, but there’s nothing suspicious,” said Undersheriff Frank Sandoval.

He was found when a friend or caretaker stopped by his house Friday morning.

Autopsies are planned Monday or Tuesday.

shane@durangoherld.com