Police: Body found in Fountain Creek

FOUNTAIN, Colo. - A man's body was found in a creek Friday afternoon and Fountain police were investigating Friday night.

The clothed body of an adult was discovered at about 3:30 p.m. and it appeared to have been in the water "for some time," according to police who spoke at a 6 p.m. news conference.

Deputy Chief Bill Elder said the partially-submerged body was still in the creek at 6 p.m. and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation was called in to help look for forensic evidence before the body is removed.

Elder said police will not approach the body until the CBI finishes processing the scene and it is difficult to tell anything else about it until detectives get closer.

The body was found in a tributary of Fountain Creek, near Interstate 25 and is close to a homeless encampment, police said.

Police said there are currently no missing persons in Fountain.