Mile High Murder, No. 36: Homicide victim found in motel on 9200 block of East Colfax in Aurora

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A grisly find this morning at a motel on the 9200 block of East Colfax, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Aurora Police Department reps found a dead man whose upper body showed such clear signs of trauma that the cops aren't waiting for a coroner's report to begin investigating the case as a homicide.

Look below to read the APD's account.

DATE: September 10, 2009

NATURE: Homicide

CASE NUMBER: 2009.37264

At approximately 10:45 this morning Aurora Police officers responded to a motel in the 9200 block of East Colfax Avenue after Aurora Public Safety Communications received a 911 call of a man down.

Responding officers discovered a deceased adult Black Male in one of the motel rooms who appeared to have suffered trauma to his upper body. The death is being investigated as a homicide.

Major Crimes/Homicide detectives have responded to the scene and are in the initial stages of the investigation. Patrol officers are assisting by canvassing the area for potential witnesses and evidence.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Det. Mark Yacano at 303.739.6090.

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