In this day and age where suspicious packages are often deadly, Denver public works employees plowing the sidewalks found someone. . . dead.
Reports say that on Tuesday morning around 7:15am several public works employees, who were removing snow from the sidewalks of the Sanderson Gulch Trail in the 1700 block of South Java Way, found two suspicious suitcases.
Police responded to the street in the Mar Lee neighborhood and found human remains inside the suitcases, which were left on the side of the road near the trail.
The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner on Wednesday identified the remains as those of an adult white male, though the medical examiner has not yet determined the exact identity of the remains nor how the man died. The man died recently, Denver police Lt. Matt Clark said, though he could not give a more specific estimate. Clark declined to give more details about the state of the remains.
Denver police are not aware of any recent missing persons reports that align with the remains, Clark said. Investigators are gathering surveillance footage from nearby homes and broadening their scope to see if a missing person reported elsewhere matches the remains.
The investigation is still in its early stages and there are no suspects at this time. One thing is for sure though, this man died and someone is responsible for putting his remains in these suitcases and leaving them to be found.
Anyone with information about any of the crimes are asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or report anonymously online at metrodenvercrimestoppers.com.