Man found dead at Big Bunny motel in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A man’s body was found in a room at the Big Bunny motel on Thursday morning, the Lakewood Police Department said.

Police responded to a call around 10 a.m. reporting a dead man at 6218 W. Colfax Ave.

The dead man had a gunshot wound when he was found, but it’s unclear whether the incident was a homicide or suicide.

Investigators said they will handle the case as a homicide until evidence takes that possibility off the table.

An autopsy has not been performed, and officials anticipate it will clear up the cause and manner of death.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has not made a positive identification of the body and authorities have only said the victim was a white male.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 303-987-7111.