Body with 'apparent stab wounds' found outside Wheat Ridge home; suspect contact

Police contact suspect in slaying

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - A man is found slain in his Wheat Ridge yard and a suspect in the case has been contacted by police.  

Wheat Ridge Police Department spokesman Lt. Wade Hammond said the roommates of the deceased individual were returning to the home on the 4600 block of Miller Street around 11:30 p.m. when they heard the dog barking in the backyard. That is where the roommates found the body.

Although Hammond said that it appeared the victim had been stabbed, he said the coroner would need to officially determine the cause and manner of death. 

Yellow crime scene tape continued to surround the property Sunday morning.

Neighbors have told reporter Molly Hendrickson that there was some commotion there before the body was found.

Detectives began contacting numerous associates of the victim on Sunday and have now developed a suspect who they are in contact with.  The name of the suspect is not being released because of the early stages of the investigation and the possibility that the name or photograph might taint the investigation at this time, Hammond said.

The victim’s name is not being released, pending notification of next of kin.

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