Homicide Investigation In Huerfano County Community


A homicide investigation is underway in the small community of La Veta, Colo.

The La Veta Marshal's Office discovered the body of a 22-year-old man in a trailer on the 600 block of E. Ryus Ave Sunday night just before 10. An autopsy on the body is pending.

Police are searching for a Hispanic man in his early to mid 20s, 5-foot-6, with black hair and black eyes. This man has been named as a person of interest in this case.

The victim's identity has not been released at this time.

La Veta is about 16 miles southwest of Walsenburg in Huerfano County. The Walsenberg Police Department, Huerfano County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are assisting with this investigation.

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