Teens arrested, charged with murder after Aurora man found dead in JeffCo

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AURORA, Colo. -- A man missing from Aurora since Monday was found dead on Wednesday. Two teens have been charged with murder in connection to the case.

The Aurora Police Department says Gayland Allen was reported missing from the 1400 block of South Salem Way on Monday.

APD policy on missing adult cases states a supervisor will determine whether "at-risk" or "endangered" circumstances exist. If so, it may call for more investigative resources. In Allen's case, police say they did not learn of suspicious circumstances until days after he was reported missing.

On Wednesday, citizens found Allen's remains in Jefferson County. He died from a gunshot wound.

Authorities did not say exactly where the remains were found.

On Thursday afternoon, APD said a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy were arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Their names were not released because they are juveniles.

Anyone with information should contact the Aurora Police Department at 303-739-6067. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867. A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered.

The investigation into the circumstances around Allen's death is underway.

The case is being prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Rachel Skytta contributed to this report.

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