Daughter of man found dead in Federal Heights home taken into custody

FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. -- The daughter of a man found dead inside a home has been arrested, the Federal Heights Police Department said.

On Wednesday, detectives executed a search warrant on a home at 10022 Eliot Circle where human remains were found.

Police identified those remains as William Mussack. For two weeks, family and friends had been searching for the 69-year-old.

“He was harmless,” a neighbor said. “He was a harmless gentleman.”

Police said his daughter, Danya Jennings, shared a house with her father. Neighbors said Jennings’ boyfriend also lived at the home.

“His daughter was different and the boyfriend,” the neighbor said. “The boyfriend disappeared two weeks ago.”

Police said that in late December, as detectives were trying to find Mussack, they interviewed family members.

Those interviews, police said, caused officers to become concerned for Mussack's welfare.

On Wednesday, officers and agents with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation searched the home in hazardous material gear.

Authorities have not said when they suspect Mussack was killed.

Jennings is being held at the Adams County Detention Center. Her first court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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