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Southern Colorado authorities, CBI investigating death of man found inside burning home

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Oct 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-15 14:59:38-04

BAYFIELD, Colo. – Southern Colorado authorities are investigating the death of a man who was found inside a burning home just after midnight on Friday the 13th.

Firefighters were called to the home at 6497 County Road 516, where Jeremiah Lee, 42, was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.

Lee’s cause of death has not yet been determined, and the sheriff’s office has requested the Colorado Bureau of Investigation step in to help put the pieces together surrounding Lee’s death.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information should contact the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 247-1157.