31-year-old man’s body found near Fountain railroad tracks now being investigated as homicide

31-year-old Christian Cook
31-year-old Christian Cook(Fountain Police Department)
Published: Apr. 9, 2023 at 11:05 AM MDT|Updated: Apr. 11, 2023 at 4:14 AM MDT
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A man’s body found near railroad tracks is now being investigated as a homicide.

On Sunday around 8:30 a.m., the Fountain Fire Department responded to Alegre Circle and Highway 85/87 after a BNSF Railway employee noticed an unresponsive person near railroad tracks. Medical personnel determined the man was dead on scene.

Fountain police identified the man as 31-year-old Christian Cook. The El Paso County Coroner says Cook’s death has been ruled a homicide.

The Fountain Police Department Investigations Division says it appears to be an isolated incident and its detectives are working through all of the evidence to put the pieces of this crime together.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information or who may be a witness to call the Fountain Police Department Tip Line at 719-382-6918. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 719-634-STOP (7867) or www.crimestop.net. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.