Mile High Murder, No. 1: On the 1600 block of Ouray Street in Aurora


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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.

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