As the metro area's attention was riveted on the bust ofAustin Reed Sigg
for thekidnapping 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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