PUEBLO — Pueblo Police are investigating a suspicious death. A man’s body was found along Fountain Creek near City Center Drive and Dayton Avenue on the city’s east side of town.
The body was found just before noon on Wednesday. It’s also an area where there are a lot of homeless camps nearby.
Pastor Paul Montoya was involved in finding the body. He’s a local who goes to the area every day. He feeds the homeless nearby and gives them trash bags to clean up.
He says, when he saw the body, he called police immediately. He also said it’s not the first time violent crime or suspicious activity has happened near Fountain Creek.
“It’s hard living down here. It really is. Day after day after day, they have to watch theirselves. There are a lot of women down here that are scared. They don't know who did this or what happened to him. But somebody knows what happened,” said Pastor Montoya.
The Pueblo Coroner has identified the victim as 67-year-old Ronald Thomas. As of Friday, police have not released any information about a potential suspect. They do believe this is an isolated incident and therefore not a threat to the community.
The scene was cleared after 4:30, and the body has been removed. This is an ongoing and active investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Pueblo Police Department Communications Center at (719) 553-2502 or Detective Ryan Torres at 719-320-6037. If you would like to remain anonymous, please contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers @ (719) 542-STOP (719-542-7867) or www.pueblocrimestoppers.com. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
This is the second death investigation in Pueblo in the past 24 hours. Overnight, the body of a man was found on 13th St as a result of an apparent shooting.
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