The Pueblo Police Department is currently investigating a Homicide.
On 062912 Officers from Pueblo Department were sent to an area just east of the police shooting range and close to the Fountain creek, to check on a report of a dead body in that area. Police dispatch received anonymous calls stating there was a dead male in the area.
This area is commonly used by transient individuals to camp and or reside. Officers searched the area which is a treed area close to the creek and subsequently located a body of a male. Patrol supervisors contacted investigations to respond to the scene to conduct the investigation.
After the investigations unit arrived, information was developed and followed up on. At this point in time detectives are currently working this incident and have to two individuals in police custody as a result.
The victim is described as also being a local man of a transient nature, approximately 60-65 years of age. He has been identified; the name is being withheld pending notification of family. Further updates will come as information is developed.
Thanks Detective Sgt. Ken Espinoza
Crimes Against Persons Unit.