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Death Of Convicted Sex Offender Under Investigation In Otero County

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

The body of a registered sex offender was found inside a home outside La Junta, prompting officials to begin an investigation into the circumstances around his death.

An Autopsy performed Tuesday showed Griffy died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Byron Griffy, 76, was a funeral home director in Fowler, Colo. prior to his 2011 arrest for sexually assaulting a child. Court records indicate Griffy pleaded guilty to the charge, and was sentenced in May of this year. He was put on strict sex offender probation.

The Otero County Sheriff's Office is investigating Griffy's death as suspicious, but will not say if they believe his death is related to his sex assault conviction. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation assisted in processing the scene.

11 News will provide further updates as they become available.

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