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Mile High Murder, No. 40: Ruben Junior Rodriguez and Juan Carlos-Escobar arrested for murder of David Ricardo Natividad near Hinkley High School

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Earlier this week, we told you about a fight that resulted in

the fatal stabbing of a man on the 1200 block of North Chambers Road near Hinkley High School

, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). The dead man has been identified as David Ricardo Natividad -- and moments ago, the Aurora Police Department has announced the arrest of two men in connection with the slaying: Ruben Junior Rodriguez, 21, and Juan Carlos-Escobar, 18. Look below to learn the latest:

DATE: September 25, 2009 [3:20 p.m.]

NATURE: Aurora Detectives Arrest Two Men for Murder

Aurora, Colo. -- A murder investigation by Aurora Police detectives has resulted in the arrest of two people wanted in connection with Sunday's stabbing death of 20-year-old David Ricardo Natividad of Denver.

Ruben Junior Rodriguez, 21, and Juan Carlos-Escobar, 18, are being held without bond for investigation of murder in the first degree. Both suspects are expected to be transported from the Aurora Detention Center to the Arapahoe County Jail.

Based on the needs of the investigation detectives are not releasing arrest photos of the two suspects.

Major Crimes Unit (MCU) detectives continue to seek the driver of a white Toyota Camry. This car was seen driving northbound on Chambers Road around the time of this incident.

Persons with information about this case are asked to contact MCU Detective Tom Welton at (303) 739-6107.

Information Previously Released on September 21, 2009, at 4:05 p.m.

Aurora Police Detectives are looking for 2 Hispanic males in connection to the homicide that occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 20th, 2009.

The 2 males ran from the area and in front of a White Toyota Camry traveling Northbound in the 1200 block of Chambers Road in front of Hinkley High School.

Anyone who was driving the White Toyota Camry at approximately 12:20am or anyone who has any information in connection to this case is asked to contact Major Crimes Unit Detective Tom Welton at (303) 739-6107.

Information Previously Released on September 20, 2009, at 12:33 p.m.

Aurora Police detectives are investigating an early morning stabbing that claimed the life of one man.

On September 20, 2009, shortly after midnight Officers responded to the 1200 block of North Chambers Road on a call of an assault with a knife. Responding Officers arrived within minutes of being dispatched and found a male victim suffering from life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit were given charge of the investigation.

During the course of ensuing investigation Police learned that it was a fight involving an unknown number of people that led to the stabbing.

Police have no suspect(s) identified at this time.

Additional information about the victim - to include his identity - is not being released at this time. Detectives have been unable to positively identify the victim. An autopsy is not expected to be performed until early next week.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact MCU Detective Tom Welton at (303) 739-6107.

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