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Man found near railroad tracks in Fountain being investigated as a homicide

Christian Cook
Posted at 8:58 PM, Apr 10, 2023

FOUNTAIN, CO — A young man was found dead on Sunday near Alegre Cir. and Highway 85/87. According to the City of Fountain, the Fountain Fire Department was dispatched to an unresponsive person at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning near Samantha Crutcher Park.

When medical personnel arrived on the scene, they found a body on railroad tracks and pronounced him dead at the scene. The Fountain Police Department was called to the scene and is now the lead investigative agency.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as 31-year-old Christian Cook, whose death is being investigated as a homicide.

This is an ongoing investigation, and the Fountain Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the suspect.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Fountain Police Department Tip Line at (719)382-6918. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719)634-7867.

In an effort to better understand crime in Southern Colorado. News 5 will continue to track homicides across Colorado in 2023 to provide a picture of violent crime trends across Southern Colorado.


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