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Death Investigation

Press Release: 1306-009

Monday June 24, 2013 5:00 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]

This afternoon, at approximately 2:20 pm, a call was received to our Communications Center advising of a dead body.

The caller stated that the body was in a field behind the Walgreen Drug Store located near the intersection of S. Academy Boulevard and S. Chelton Road.

Investigators are on the scene and advised that the male victim sustained apparent trauma.  As with all death investigations, our Violent Crimes Unit conducts an intense and methodical process.  They remain in the initial stages of this investigation but expect to be on the scene for several hours.

The Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to positively identify the victim along with the cause and manner of death.  Once his next of kin has been notified, an update will be placed on the Police Blotter and a follow up Press Release will be completed.

If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.

NOTE TO MEDIA: All updates will ONLY come from the Public Affairs Unit when available.