Body found behind Thornton shopping center; homicide investigation underway

THORNTON, Colo. – A homicide investigation is underway after a body was found behind a Thornton shopping center.

Police said they responded to the Sunrise Village Shopping Center, 9071 Washington St., shortly before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A man’s body, which police said had “obvious signs of trauma,” was found behind the building.

Police have not identified the victim, pending notification of next of kin and identification by the county coroner.

Anyone with information that may pertain to this case should contact Thornton police at 720-9778-5069. Tips can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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