Homicide investigation underway in Fremont County after 2 bodies were found in Phantom Canyon; coroner working to ID victims

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Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 5:09 PM MDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2022 at 6:05 AM MDT
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FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A homicide investigation is underway after two bodies were found in Fremont County recently.

Fremont County Sheriff Allen Cooper was able to share some details about the case. According to Cooper, his office received a call at about 9 p.m. on July 16 after two bodies were found about 8 miles up County Road 67 in the Phantom Canyon area. The area is northeast of Cañon City. Very few details on the victims were made public other than one was a male and one was a female.

Because the bodies were located in an area managed by the Bureau of Land Management, their law enforcement agency was contacted. The BLM asked the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office to assist them in the investigation.

According to Cooper, the victims are both from out of state and family had not been notified last time this article was updated Monday afternoon. At that time, the case was an active homicide investigation and the deaths were considered suspicious.

The coroner is working on identifying the victims.

11 News also has a call out to the BLM and we will update this article as more information becomes available.

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