Body Found In Garden Of The Gods

Colorado Springs Fire responded to a car fire in Garden of the Gods at 12:30 Saturday afternoon. After extinguishing the flames, they made an unexpected discovery.

A burned body was found under a layer of garbage in the bed of the white Chevy Sonoma pickup. Police said it appeared to be the body of a Caucasian male possibly in his twenties.

Police say its too early to call the death a homicide, but said that the body did display visible blunt force trauma. At this point, it has been ruled a suspicious death.

An autopsy will be performed on Monday to determine the manner and cause of death.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking anyone with information concerning this death or anyone that may have seen a white Chevy, Sonoma pickup truck in Garden of the Gods Park on Saturday morning to contact Detective Steve Noblitt at 444-7503 or they may remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.