POLICE: Woman found lying in Aurora street Monday was shot in the head


AURORA | A woman found dead Monday morning somewhere in the roadway at East Smith Road and Sable Boulevard died from a gunshot wound, according to Aurora police.

“At 6:11 this morning Aurora911 was notified of a woman laying in the roadway,” police said in a tweet. “Sadly, she was found deceased.”

Later, police said the death was a homicide.

“The woman, who has not yet been identified, had an apparent gunshot wound to the head,” Aurora police spokesperson Joe Moylan said in a statement. “The woman’s identity and official cause and manner of death will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office following notification of next of kin.”

The intersection was still closed for investigation at 2 p.m., police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Knight at 303.739.6982 or Det. Graw at 303.739.6213.

Investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area of East Smith Road and Sable Boulevard between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday, Moylan said.

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2 months ago

Next, we will hear the woman was shot on the spot. Why is the noise of the odd gun-shot ringing out at night not going to raise a feeling of misgiving? Will the cops be asking for anybody that may have overheard anything like shots please report it. Here is the answer APD does not want to hear as it will be the dumbest question they can to be asking. Nighttime in the north Fitzsimons, Morris Heights, shots are so common, only this time someone was killed. So now, Oh-boy, it’s a big deal. Close the road for a half a day to sniff around in the new city dump area that is used to dump just about any concrete, dirt, sheet rock and pile it up off Sable. Until Aurora starts to get serious about cracking down with some high-tech equipment that pinpoints where these shots originate, what do you expect for help? And clean up the new Sable dump too, fat chance on that as well.