Colorado

Oct 15, 2012 3:10 PM by Greg Boyce

Otero County investigates suspicious death

The Otero County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is called a "suspicious death" that happened Friday evening.

Deputies were called to a home near County Road 4.5 and U.S. Highway 50 near Fowler just after 8 p.m.  The dead man was identified as Byron Griffy, 76.

The cause of death is under investigation and an autopsy has been scheduled.  The Colorado Bureau of Investigation was called in to help in the investigation.

Griffy was a funeral home director.  He was arrested last year in a sex assault case involving a teenage boy.  He pleaded guilty earlier this year and was sentenced to four years probation.

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