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Death investigation at Otis Park in Colorado Springs

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Aug 17, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating a homicide, after finding a male body at Otis Park in the Knob Hill area.

According to police, officers responded to a suspicious death just before 8:30 am after City Park employees found the body. The male reportedly suffered traumatic injuries either before or after their death.

The victim was later identified as 37-year-old Mitchell Arellano of Colorado Springs

The park is at the corner of Monument and Sunset Rd., which remained closed for several hours as police investigated the incident. The police say that the cause of death will be determined by the coroner’s office, but there were reports of shots being fired in the area around the believed time of death.

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477