Body found near river in Fremont County investigated as a homicide

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. — Authorities are investigating a homicide after a body was found near the Arkansas River last week, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to a call near the Texas Creek area, about a mile from Highway 69, just off of Highway 50 about 5 p.m. Friday.

They could not conduct a thorough investigation because of darkness.

The investigation resumed Saturday but had not been labeled a homicide. The updated information regarding the death was issued Monday.

The victim’s identity and cause of death were not available. No other information was released as the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office.