EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. – The two people found dead on the side of a road Sunday south of Fountain have been identified as Colorado Springs teenagers.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified the victims as Derek Benjamin Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, both of Colorado Springs, according to their Facebook pages.
The sheriff’s office says both of their deaths have been ruled homicides.
Their bodies were found around 8:45 a.m. Sunday along the side of Old Pueblo Road, about three-quarters of a mile south of Hanover Road. The Pikes Peak International Raceway is just across I-25 from where the bodies were found.
The sheriff’s office has not said how the two teens were killed, but says it is “aggressively” investigating their murders and “asking the community to be vigilant.” It asks anyone with knowledge related to the murders to call the office at 719-390-5555.