67-year-old homeless woman in wheelchair attacked, dies at hospital; Aurora police investigating

AURORA, Colo. - Aurora police are investigating the killing of a 67-year-old homeless woman in a wheelchair who was attacked and later died on Thursday night.

On Friday, Aurora Police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassidee Carlson called the death a homicide and said an autopsy may be performed Friday night. 

Just before 10 p.m. Thursday, someone called police to the area of East Colfax Avenue near Altura Boulevard, saying that a woman in a wheelchair had come from behind one of the businesses in that area and appeared to have injuries to her upper torso.

The woman was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Homicide detectives say they believe the crime scene is behind the businesses, but they still don't know what happened.

Detectives from the Major Crime/Homicide unit and the Crime Scene Investigation unit are continuing to investigate this incident.

The victim's identity has not been released and police have no suspects.

Aurora police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information on the case to call Detective Todd Fredericksen at (303)739-6106. You can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling CRIME STOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).  You may be eligible to earn a reward of up to $2,000.

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