Murder, identity theft, and robbery charges face Ryan Hicks in death of David Noren

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Murder, identity theft, robbery and tampering with evidence charges are now filed against a Lakewood resident accused of killing his roommate.

Ryan Boyd Hicks is being held without bond in connection with the death of his roommate, David Noren.

Noren disappeared May 21. His body was found June 7 along Fall River Road in Clear Creek County.

According to a tweet from District Attorney Peter Weir, Hicks is being charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated motor vehicle theft, tampering with evidence, two counts of murder and five counts of identity theft. The next court date in this case will be July 12.

Authorities have not released details about how Noren died and court documents pertaining to the case are sealed. Before the discovery of Noren's body, police had told 7NEWS there was evidence of foul play inside the house the two men temporarily shared.

Noren moved to Lakewood three months ago to operate the machines at BCT Wholesale Printing. He’d worked for the same company in New Mexico and Arizona for 23 years.

Family members told 7NEWS that Noren sold his house in Arizona and was temporarily living with a roommate that he'd found on Craigslist while looking for a new house in Colorado.

They say David never mentioned anything about problems with his roommate and that police told them money was withdrawn from Noren's account the day he was reported missing.

Police say Hicks took off to Arizona shortly after Noren disappeared and was arrested in Safford after allegedly breaking into his father’s house.

It’s not the first time Hicks has been in trouble with the law.

Court records indicate that Hicks was charged with attempted first degree murder in April 2005 for throwing a man off the stairwell. Later that same month, in a separate case, he was charged with assault and attempted abortion following an attack on his pregnant girlfriend.

He pleaded guilty to second degree assault for throwing the man off the stairwell. In the domestic case, the jury found him guilty of third degree assault.