Deputies ID man's body in trunk of car in Lakewood

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information from the public after deputies found a body in the trunk of a car.  

The body has been identified as Dean Clark Wallis, 51.

On Thursday at 2:30 p.m., Jefferson County deputies responded to an apartment complex at 3505 S. Nelson Circle after receiving a report of an odor coming from the trunk of a car.

The reporting party was a U.S. Marshal who was searching for a Wallis, who was a parole violator. The marshal found Wallis’s car and called the sheriff’s office after noticing the odor.

Responding investigators obtained a search warrant, accessed the trunk and discovered a body in the trunk of the car. It was later identified as Wallis, who had been reported missing in Lakewood on May 9.

This incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-271-5612 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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