Coroner ID’s man found dead west of Fort Collins as musician, rules death homicide



The Larimer County Coroner’s office has identified the body found in Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests on Monday as 53-year-old Stanley Scott Sessions of Greeley. 

The death was ruled a homicide and an investigation by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is ongoing. 

About 9:30 a.m. Monday, the sheriff’s office was notified of a possible deceased person in the area of Old Flowers Road and Pingree Park Road, about 45 miles west of Fort Collins, according to a news release.

Deputies and investigators responded and located the person near the roadway.

There is no known threat to the public, the sheriff’s office confirmed in a news release. 

Sessions was a well-known Northern Colorado musician. For the past five years, he sang and played trumpet as one of the main members of Denver band The Movers & Shakers. 

“He’s not just a horn player that we called in for gigs,” bandmate Kyle Borthick said Wednesday. “He was a big part of our show and he’s going to be hard to replace. He was a really unique character, a very upbeat, positive guy.” 

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Borthick said Sessions was known as Scott “Soul” Sessions. He was also endearingly known as the band’s “Energizer Bunny.” 

“The guy had boundless energy,” Borthick said, adding that while he’s not sure where Sessions was from originally, he had called Greeley home for several years.

Sessions also had friends all over Denver and Northern Colorado, where The Movers & Shakers play often. Sessions was known to meet someone at a show and remember their name months later, Borthick said.  

“We’re all just really, really hurting,” he added.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call LCSO Investigator Justin Atwood at 970-498-5143.

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