Body found Sunday morning inside burning car on I-225 in Aurora


AURORA | Aurora police said a body discovered inside a burning car early Sunday morning on Interstate 225 is being investigated as a possible homicide.

Police said they responded to calls about a car fire on I-225 near East Colfax Avenue about 1:40 a.m Sunday.

Once the fire was extinguished by Aurora firefighters, police discovered an “unidentifiable body” inside the vehicle.

Police did not release any details about the car.

Aurora Police spokesman Matthew Longshore
 said in a statement that the Arapahoe County Coroner office will release the identity of the body.

Police said the case is being handled by a homicide unit because of the suspicious nature of of the fire and death.

Aurora Police are asking anyone with information to contact Agent Lampson at 303-739-6013. Tipsters can also use Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipster can remain anonymous and be eligible for a $2,000 reward.