Police release identity of man found in Fountain Creek

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FOUNTAIN, Colo. — Fountain Police received reports of a body in Fountain Creek Sunday afternoon prompting an investigation by officials.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., officers with the Fountain Police Department received a call from a citizen who found a man’s body in Fountain Creek, just North of Duckwood Park.

Fountain Police Department’s Investigation Division said there were no obvious signs of trauma. However, the coroner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death and identify the person.

UPDATE: The El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy for the deceased man who was found on April 18th in Fountain Creek close to Duckwood Park. The man was identified as 30-year-old Justin Whitaker, who was a resident of Security-Widefield.

This continues to be an active investigation and is being considered a suspicious death. If you have any information about this incident, please call Detective Michael Bixby at (719) 382-4264.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or www.crimestop.net.

If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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