Crime

Suspicious death at 8th Avenue and Navajo Street


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Deaths identified as suspicious by law-enforcement officials don't always prove to be so after further investigation. But I'm going to edge out onto a limb and say this description will prove to be accurate as applied to an investigation centered on the intersection of 8th Avenue and Navajo Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). After all, a woman's body was discovered in the trunk of a car last night -- and even if she died of natural causes, the presence of her remains there would have to be considered, well, suspicious.

Read the DPD release on the incident below.

Suspicious Death

On September 2, 2009, at approximately 7:20pm, members of the Denver Police Department responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle at 8th Avenue and Navajo Street.

During their investigation, officers found the body of an adult female in the vehicle's trunk. Detectives also responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation.

Denver Police detectives continue their investigation of this suspicious death. Cause of death will depend on the completion of an autopsy. Identification of the victim is pending confirmation and notification of next of kin by the Denver Coroner's Office.

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