Bodies Found Investigation

By: AP
By: AP

A body found in a golf course pond in Westminster this week is being identified as that of a man wanted for theft and forgery.

Authorities say 26-year-old Jess Michael Secrest appears to have lost control of his vehicle along a curve near Hyland Hills Golf Course, and plunged into the retention pond.

He was wanted on two misdemeanor and three felony warrants, plus a forgery and theft case from January.

Police say Secrest was fleeing from officers at the time of the accident.

Adams County coroner Mark Chavez says toxicology reports are pending, but that Secrest likely died from drowning, hypothermia or both.

About 90 golfers held up their games until a dive team retrieved the body.

Elsewhere, a jogger found the body of a woman in a Lakewood reservoir Wednesday.

Police say foul play is NOT suspected.


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