Mile High Murder No. 63: Woman slain in Sixth Avenue West subdivision

View Larger Map There are more questions than answers thus far in the death of a woman found dead on December 30 in a Sixth Avenue West subdivision -- an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map").

Contacted this morning, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Shires says that he expects to receive a report from the county coroner today identifying the woman and confirming the cause of death. But Shires confirms the victim's body showed signs of trauma. Look below for the most recent release on the incident:

Homicide in Jeffco

Woman found dead in home

Jefferson County, Co. -- On December 30, 2009 at 1:47 p.m. the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to a death in the Sixth Avenue West subdivision. The victim, a 30-year-old female, was found by her neighbor after numerous attempts to contact her were unsuccessful. The neighbor looked through a window and saw a body inside.

The first responding deputies had to force entry into the house. Initial observations of the body showed some type of trauma. There was no one else inside the residence. The deputies secured the residence and waited for a search warrant before continuing the investigation. Investigators have worked through the night interviewing family, friends and co-workers of the decedent.

The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Jefferson County Coroner.

No arrest has been made and a suspect has not been identified.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office tip line at 303-271-5612.

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