Investigators retrieve marijuana plants from Coal Creek Canyon home where 3 were killed

Posted at 6:07 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 20:07:56-04

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – Investigators on Wednesday removed several marijuana plants from the home in Coal Creek Canyon where three people were found murdered over the weekend.

Boulder County officials said they could not release the information on how many plants were retrieved from the home or if they came from a legal grow operation, but had said at the onset of the investigation that it had to call in hazmat teams to clear the house because there was evidence of drug activity near the victims’ bodies.

The three were identified earlier this week as 54-year-old Wallace White and 56-year-old Kelly Sloat-White, both of Golden, and 39-year-old Emory Fraker, of Broomfield.

The crime scene was discovered early Saturday when a friend of the White family called deputies to perform a welfare check, and saw two bodies inside the home.

And while investigators have said they can’t release many details amid the ongoing investigation, they told Denver7 Wednesday they are still interviewing witnesses and analyzing evidence found at the scene.

They also told Denver7 that there were no calls for service to the home, which sits in the 800 block of Divide View Drive, over the past three years that the county’s records go back.

Authorities have yet to release any information about any potential suspects or a motive in the case. It’s unclear if federal drug authorities are involved at this time.

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