Body found in Otis Park in Colorado Springs is identified


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– After receiving a call around 8:23 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, the Colorado Springs Police Department found a deceased male with obvious trauma in Otis Park.

CSPD’s Homicide Assault Unit is currently overseeing the investigation.

On Wednesday, Aug. 18, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office complete the autopsy of the victim and identified him as 37-year-old Mitchell Arellano of Colorado Springs. The cause and manner of death have yet to be officially determined, and the case is still under active investigation.

Mr. Arellano’s death marks the twenty-first homicide in the City of Colorado Springs for 2021. At this time in 2020, CSPD was investigating twenty-four homicides.

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsy of the male victim.  The victim was identified as 37-year-old Mitchell Arellano of Colorado Springs.  While the Coroner’s Office will make the official cause and manner of death determination, this death is being investigated as a homicide and continues to be an active investigation.  Further details will be released in the future as appropriate.

Anyone with information or who is a witness is asked to call the CSPD at (719) 444-7000 or to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line to stay anonymous at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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