Blood found near dumpster linked to missing homeless man

AURORA, Colo. -- Blood found near a dumpster was determined by investigators to be that of a homeless man who had been reported missing, the Aurora Police Department said.

Police are not saying whether they believe the man is dead.

Police said K9s made the discovery inside the Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site on Aug. 20.

Testing of the blood resulted in a DNA match with Eric Todd Ewing, who was reported as a missing person by police.

A search by investigators and K9s looking for evidence connected to Ewing covered roughly an acre of land and was inspected for almost 12 hours on Saturday.

Ewing, 43, is homeless and frequents the area around East Sixth Avenue and Peoria Street and the area of East Colfax Avenue and Florence Street.

He is described as black, 6-foot-9 and 225 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Investigators say the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear.

Anyone with information is asked to call 303-627-3100 or 303-739-6092.

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