JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A man was found shot to death Friday inside an RV parked in a parking lot off of Highway 40 in Jefferson County. It is being investigated as a homicide.

He was found around 3:45 p.m. by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy during a routine check of a park-n-ride lot. The deputy saw the RV parked in the lot with the door swinging open.

The victim was identified as 57-year-old Matthew Hire from Denver.

Investigator Cody Erickson with JCSO said this is unusual for this area. 

“This parking lot does have a history of car break-ins, but we don’t typically see this type of thing at this lot.”

Erickson said they do not have a suspect in custody at this time, but do believe it was someone that knew Matthew. They’re now turning to the public for help. 

“I would really like to talk to people who knew Matthew and anyone that saw this motorhome,” Erickson said. “A lot of people park here over the weekend to go skiing so we’re hoping that will help us.” 

Anyone who has information or saw anything related to the RV while in the parking lot was asked to contact 303-271-5612.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.