Denver police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside two suitcases on sidewalk in the southwest Mar Lee neighborhood, the Denver Post reports.
Public works employees found the suitcases while plowing sidewalks at about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, police Lt Matt Clark said at a news conference on Wednesday.
The medical examiner said the victim was an adult white man but has not determined his identity or how he died, Clark said. The death was “recent,” he said, adding that he couldn’t be more specific.
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Denver police said they were unaware of any missing persons reports that matched with the remains found, and Clark said detectives were looking at surveillance footage from homes in the neighborhood and looking at missing persons reports outside the city.
Neighbors who spoke with Denver7 said police told them there were human remains in the suitcases and were going door to door asking if anyone saw anything.
The death is being investigated as a homicide, Clark said, but the Office of the Medical Examiner would make a final determination on that.
“It’s a potential that this press briefing might spark that call that we’re waiting for,” he said, according to Denver Post.
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