Foul play not currently suspected in death of man found in Fountain Creek

 CSPD investigating a body found at 3000 W. Colorado Ave., April 22, 2017.
CSPD investigating a body found at 3000 W. Colorado Ave., April 22, 2017. (KKTV)
Published: Apr. 22, 2017 at 8:41 AM MDT
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Foul play is not currently suspected in the death of a man found submerged in Fountain Creek over the weekend.

Officers were called to a stretch of the creek along the 3000 block of West Colorado Avenue just after 8 a.m. Saturday.

"Apparently somebody was walking by with their dog early this morning and saw this deceased male in the creek ... and got one of the businesses to call us," said Sgt. Fred Walker with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Homicide detectives are investigating the case, but that's standard procedure whenever cause of death is unknown.

On Tuesday the man was identified as 54-year-old Robert Mulholland.

Lt. Howard Black with the Colorado Springs Police Department told 11 News Monday that police were still waiting on autopsy results but that there was "no suspicion at the scene" that foul play was involved.

A woman who says she knows the victim told 11 News she was "flabbergasted" at the news.

"This is just a really sad thing ... he's someone I just spoke to," Hart Navarro said.

Navarro said she sometimes brings food to the homeless population living by the creek, and that's how she got to know Mulholland. She told 11 News he has family living in Woodland Park.

11 News will update this story once autopsy results are available.