What began as a welfare check at a residence on Java Court has now become a homicide inquiry. Thus far, however, the Denver Police Department is keeping the vast majority of details hush-hush.
The first official communication about the incident came via this DPD tweet on Wednesday morning, February 4.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) February 4, 2015
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Yesterday evening, the DPD offered a Twitter update.
UPDATE: Death in 2600 block of Java Court is now being investigated as a homicide. No additional info at this time. #Denver
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) February 5, 2015
Then, a short time ago, the department issued a formal press release of notable generality. The original call is pegged to 10:30 a.m. on the 4th, with officers having originally been dispatched on what's described as a "welfare check of an individual." We can't be sure if the person in question is male or female, given a subsequent reference to "a party." But we do know that the individual was dead and the case is now being investigated as a homicide.
No suspect information is available at this time. Anyone with information about the homicide is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).
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