Homicide Investigation

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Authorities have opened a homicide investigation after finding a dead man on the estate of Colorado Rockies player Larry Walker.

The man was identified as 36-year-old James Martinez Junior of Denver.

The results of an autopsy were not immediately released.

Walker discovered the body Sunday while four-wheeling with his daughter. He is not considered a suspect.

Police say the body could have been there five or six days. It was found about 350 yards from Walker's house near Evergreen.

Asked jokingly whether he did it, Walker replied angrily that he was shaken by the discovery.

Walker is recovering from a groin injury and has not played yet this season.