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Jul 11, 2011 12:47 AM by Matt Stafford

Coroner: Teller Co. body found not a suicide

Investigations continued through the weekend at a home on Elk Lane in Teller County, just southwest of Woodland Park. That's where deputies found a body Friday.

Teller County Coroner Al Born tells News First 5 that it was a person who lived in the Pikes Peak region and that they had been reported missing Thursday; a 25-year-old white male.

The coroner isn't releasing a name yet.

"I heard a little bit about this at church today," says Matt G Widtfeldt, who lives just around the corner from Elk Lane. The news isn't sitting well with him.

"It's a little alarming to find out we've had something like this happen in our neighborhood," says Widtfeldt.

"There have been some law enforcement vehicles coming and going up the road around the corner," Widtfeldt adds, but other than cars going by he's not hearing much.

Teller County Sheriff's deputies aren't saying much.

On Saturday investigators released a statement saying a court order had been issued to seal the information on the case, saying, "Release of further details or specifics about this case may jeopardize the investigation."

Sunday the coroner confirmed for NF5 that the person had been house sitting and the body had been there more than 24 hours, but he wouldn't say how long.

Neighbors want to know more.

"This is something way out of the ordinary for this area, I mean this is serious business," says Widtfeldt. "Until they find out what happened, you have to be worried about it."

Widtfeldt says until they do he'll be on-guard.

Born hopes to have more information to release this week, but he says that depends on the investigation.

 

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