ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a homicide Tuesday morning along the High Line Canal Trail.

The scene was on the trail in the area of East Iliff Avenue and South Quebec Street.

“It was obvious that it was a homicide,” Deputy John Bartmann said. He said investigators were not ready to release the cause of death. They will wait for the coroner’s office to do that.

Deputies said someone was walking along the trail around 5:30 a.m. when they saw a man who appeared to be dead. Investigators responded and found the victim, a man who was roughly in his 40s.

“Our investigators have been on scene and in the surrounding area canvassing for video and for any witnesses that may be out there,” Bartmann said.

Mayra Lopez works at the Pawn King in the shopping area next to the trail. She said deputies came by.

“They always come to us because of our security cameras. They want to know if we have anything on footage that could help, but unfortunately, we didn’t have nothing for that specific area,” she said,

Investigators believe the homicide happened within the last 24 hours, and they are asking for the public’s help.

“We’re pressing anybody that may have heard anything in the last 24 hours in that general area, seen anything or maybe even know anything, to please call the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office,” Deputy Bartmann said.

The tip line number is 720-874-8477.