Denver-Police are investigating after the body of a man was found in two suitcases near the Sanderson Canyon Trail near Marley in Denver.
Denver7 received news about the suitcase found from people nearby and has been asking the police for more information. Lieutenant Matt Clark, the main crime department of the Denver Police Department, discussed the case further at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Press conference: Investigation is ongoing after the body was found in a suitcase near the Denver Trail
The department confirmed that on Tuesday morning, officials reported that someone was in a suspicious bag beside the road and summoned them to the 1
Clark said that the Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) confirmed that the remains belonged to white adult men. He said that it appears that the man “recently died”, although the exact time of death will be determined by OME.
An employee of the Denver Parks and Recreation Department Denver said earlier Wednesday the 7th that an employee of the department was clearing snow on the Sanderson Canyon Trail when he found the box at around 7:15 on Tuesday morning.
The neighbors also said that the detective who spoke with them told them that there were human remains in the suitcase. One of the neighbors, Candy Romero, said the police went door-to-door in the area asking the neighbors if they saw anything or had any surveillance videos.
Clark confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the police are working to obtain private surveillance video from nearby houses.
A neighbor remained anonymous while talking to Denver. She said that she had asked a police officer who walked to the house and the victim was a man or a woman.
The woman said: “He mentioned that it is difficult to tell when all parts of the body are covered, but whether it is a male or a female, the feet look the same, so basically he can’t tell me.”
Lieutenant Clark said that the police are investigating the case as a homicide, but added that the European Migration Agency will determine whether the man’s death was a homicide and what was the cause of his death.
So far, the police have not found any missing persons in Denver that may be related to the man’s body, but Clark said the investigation is still at an early stage and will be expanded in the coming days. He said that the press conference in the afternoon is expected to bring more clues to the case.
Clark said investigators at the DPD Crime Lab are also trying to obtain any physical evidence from the scene, suitcases or remains.