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Editor's note: This blog marks the first entry in Mile High Murder, a new category in The Latest Word devoted to news and information about society's most serious crime -- the taking of a life -- in the seven-county metro Denver/Boulder area.
Early today, Aurora Police Department personnel responded to a call at 1600 South Ouray Street -- the area seen in the map above (if you have trouble seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). At this point, the case is being treated as a possible homicide. At this writing, the victim has not been identified. Click "Continue" to read the APD release.
Aurora Police Department release:
DATE: May 17, 2009
CONTACT: Det. Shannon Youngquist Lucy #14278
NATURE: Suspicious Death
CASE NUMBER: 2009.20422
At approximately 4:00 this morning Officers from the Aurora Police Department responded to the 1600 block of South Ouray Street on report of a man down in the street.
Responding officers found a deceased adult Hispanic or Native American Male lying in the road. Based on evidence found at the scene, Major Crimes/Homicide detectives were called out and are investigating the death as a possible homicide.
The victim appeared to be approximately 5'9" with a medium build.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Mark Yacano at 303-739-6090.