Denver police investigating homicide in City Park West area

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Erik Maw. Credit: DPD

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DENVER — Officers with the Denver Police Department are investigating a homicide that occurred in the City Park West area Friday afternoon.

DPD said that about 1 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the 1200 block of East 22nd Avenue on a report of a person not breathing. Shortly after they arrived, a female victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Erik Maw, 49, was at the scene and identified as a suspect. He is being held for first-degree murder.

On Monday, the Denver District Attorney’s Office identified the victim as Sirena Duran-Maw, 44. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner determined she died from blunt force injuries and strangulation.

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