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Man found dead in Pueblo home ID’d; homicide suspected

Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 3:32 PM MDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2021 at 10:54 AM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A man found dead underneath a pile a trash in a Pueblo home has been identified.

The body of Darren Castillo, 46, was discovered Tuesday morning when a citizen called police concerned about an odor coming from a house. When officers got to the home, located on East City Center Drive near downtown, they too noticed a foul, pungent odor. The victim was found lying face down “under a pile of rubbish,” police department spokesperson Sgt. Frank Ortega told 11 News and had probably been there for several days.

Police said it was quickly apparent they were looking at a possible homicide. At the time of this writing, an autopsy is still pending. The coroner will rule on the official cause and manner of death once that is complete.

No suspects have been named.

As more details become available this article will be updated.

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