MANITOU SPRINGS — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has identified a woman's body found on Highway 24 in Cascade Friday morning.
The sheriff's office identified the woman as 22-year-old Dedrea L. Duncan. The sheriff's office said dispatch received a call at 6 a.m. from someone reporting they saw someone laying on the side of the road.
There are no suspects at this time and no risk to the community. Later Friday morning, authorities announced they were conducting a homicide investigation.
All westbound lanes on Highway 24 reopened near Cascade between Wellington Road and Cave Of The Winds Road a few hours after both directions were originally closed.
US 24 WB: Road closed between Cave Of The Winds Rd and Wellington Rd. closed from mile marker 297-292 near Cascade. Expect delays. Watch for emergency crews. https://t.co/2N0QoT9Z6w— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) July 31, 2020
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Teller County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol were on scene assisting.
Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to call the tip line at (719) 520-6666. The sheriff's office said "any information may prove valuable in solving the case and could consist of things as simple as residents remembering suspicious vehicles or people they saw in or around the area on the date of this crime."
This is the eighth homicide this year in unincorporated El Paso County. At this time last year, there were six.