Murder victim found on blood-splattered bridge in Aurora (42)

Even as Denver police released suspect Aaron Little in an apparent homicide case that quickly fell apart, more information was emerging about what seems to be a less debatable incident.

Investigators with the Aurora Police Department are focusing on the death of a man whose body was found on a bridge splattered with blood.

Continue for the latest information, including photos and video.

At about 4:55 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the APD, officers were dispatched to an area near 28th and Wheeling.

Callers said the man in question appeared to be dead, and when officers arrived, they found him to be unresponsive, presumably as a result of what are described as several visible wounds, apparently caused by stabbing.

He was quickly transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

At this point, the man's name has not been released, even though family members appear to have been informed.

Yesterday morning, a number of them were on the scene, with one woman telling a CBS4 crew that the victim was her son.

Police have not identified the sort of weapon used in the crime, and they say no suspect information is available at this time.

Our condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of the victim in this case. Here's the aforementioned CBS4 report.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Mile High Murder archive: "Aaron Little released after Humboldt Street homicide bust: Did police jump the gun?"

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts