Authorities find ‘at least one’ deceased victim at multi-acre property in El Paso County, say there could be more

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UPDATE: The sheriff’s office is calling this investigation an “apparent murder-suicide” that left four people, including two juveniles, dead. Read the latest from FOX21 News here.

UPDATE: The sheriff’s office has confirmed that at least one person was found dead on a property in unincorporated El Paso County on Saturday morning around 10 o’clock.

According to El Paso County Sheriff Sergeant Jason Garrett, dispatch received a call about a “seriously injured” person at a multi-acre property in the 1300 block of Pleier Drive. When deputies arrived, they found a deceased victim.

Based on the scene and evidence, the sheriff’s office Tactical Support Unit (TSU) was contacted. The TSU is made up of SWAT team members, hostage negotiators, and members of the explosive unit. The unit generally responds to high-risk situations.

Sheriff’s Office vehicle sits outside the crime scene.

One deputies began investigating, the sheriff’s office also decided to issue a shelter in place order. That order has since been lifted.

When asked if any other victims were found at the scene, Garrett said authorities found at least one victim, but there could be more. He was unable to release any information regarding a suspect or suspects.

According to Garrett, several roads remain closed as authorities investigate. The scene is expected to be active for several hours. However, authorities said there is no threat to the public.

UPDATE: According to the sheriff’s office, authorities have “resolved the situation in the area of 1350-1398 Pleier Drive.”

Residents have been told they can resume normal activities.

FOX21 is working to gather more information.

UPDATE: The sheriff’s office is expected to speak with the media around 2 p.m. at Gleneagle and Luxury Lane.

Law enforcement activity is also being reported in the area of 1350-1398 Pleier Drive. Residents are still being told to secure their homes, and stay away from doors and windows.

ORIGINAL: EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — El Paso County residents who live in the area of Pleier Drive and Walsen Road are being ordered to shelter in place.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO), there is heavy police activity in that area.

Residents have been told to stay inside, lock their doors, and to stay away from exterior walls. The sheriff’s office also asked anyone operating drones in the area to please stop.

Area of Pleier Drive and Walsen Road

This is a developing story. FOX21 will update as more information is released.

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