DURANGO, Colo. -- Authorities say they are investigating the death of a 42-year-old sheriff's deputy who was found unresponsive inside a house that burned in southern Colorado.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Sunday that victim Jeremiah Lee was found in the early morning hours on Friday inside a residence on County Road 516 in the town of Bayfield.
According to the Durango Herald initial reports said fire crews found a man inside the house with a gunshot wound. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Medina said the cause of death had not been determined.
The Herald says Lee was a long-time resident of Bayfield and had worked for the Durango Police for 18 years before joining the La Plata County Sheriff's Office a year or two ago.