Mile High Murder No. 77: Descano Plaza Apartments manager dies of multiple stab wounds at 11102 East 16th Avenue

Yesterday, the Aurora Police Department responded to the Descano Plaza Apartments at 11102 East 16th Avenue

There, they found the manager of the complex, who was suffering from multiple stab wounds that ended her life a short time later.

Thus far, the APD isn't identifying the woman, but it has offered a handful of additional details. They're on view below along with an interactive graphic of the area (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map").

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Detectives Search for Clues at Homicide Scene

Aurora, Colo. -- Shortly before noon today, patrol officers responded to an apartment complex in the 11100 block of E. 16th Avenue on a report of a critically injured woman.

First responders -- to include officers and fire/rescue personnel -- arrived and located the woman inside the office of the apartment complex. The woman was transported to a local hospital and subsequently died from multiple stab wounds. Responding officers secured the scene, conducted a canvass of the area in an effort to locate potential witnesses, and contacted investigators for assistance.

Major Crimes Unit (MCU) detectives and personnel from the Crime Scene Investigations Unit (CSI) responded to the scene to take charge of the investigation.

In the hours that follow the discovery, MCU detectives and CSI personnel will be interviewing witnesses, writing and requesting a search warrant for the area where the victim was found, tracking down leads and collecting evidence.

Detectives believe that the deceased woman was the manager of the apartment complex. The victim is not being identified at this time. Additionally, detectives are not releasing suspect information.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact MCU Detective Craig Appel at (303)739-6207.

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