Mile High Murder, No. 55: Body found near dumpster in alley between 4300 blocks of York and Josephine

View Larger Map There's been a rash of killings in the metro area this week, with the Denver Police Department discovering the fourth a few hours ago. A body was found by a dumpster in the 4300 block alley between York Street and Josephine Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map").

Thus far, the DPD isn't saying what took the life of the person in question -- just that the incident is being investigated as a homicide. Look below for what they're sharing thus far.

On November 19, 2009 at a 10:30 a.m. Denver Police received a call of a person down in the 4300 block alley between York Street and Josephine Street. Officers responded to the scene and found a victim lying next to a dumpster. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the death is being investigated as a homicide. The cause of death and victim's identity are pending the Medical Examiner's report. No suspect information is being released at this time. Denver Police are asking if anyone heard or saw anything suspicious in the area of the 4300 block of Josephine Street and the 4300 York Street to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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