Woman’s body found near small fire in Jefferson County; death ruled homicide

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- A woman was found dead after crews responded to a fire early Monday and it's being investigated as a homicide, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said.

The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. near West Colfax Avenue and Nile Street in an industrial area west of Interstate 70.

When crews from the Pleasant View Fire Department arrived, they discovered the body outside on the ground.

Investigators say they don't have much to go on, but they don't believe the victim died as a result of the fire.

Officials said a fence was set on fire next to two dumpsters and the body was discovered on the ground nearby.

The sheriff's office did not release any description of a possible suspect.

The name and age of the woman who was found dead were not released.