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Mike Burnette busted after fatal stabbing at East Leetsdale apartment (48)

As the metro area's attention was riveted on the bust of Austin Reed Sigg for the kidnapping and killing of Jessica Ridgeway, Denver police officers were quietly making an arrest in another area homicide.

The latter incident involved a woman who was allegedly stabbed to death by Mike Burnette, 55, who's been taken into custody.

At about 6:14 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, according to a Denver Police Department release, officers were called to 7005 East Leetsdale Drive #A-17, where they found an unconscious woman suffering from stab wounds. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, the cops corralled Mike Burnette nearby and are holding him on suspicion of homicide.

Thus far, the DPD has not released a mug shot of Burnette or shared additional information about what might have motivated the crime. The victim will be identified by the Denver coroner's office.

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