UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 8/9/2023 1:45 p.m.

(PUEBLO WEST, Colo.) — The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office reports that the Friday, Aug. 4 death of 32-year-old Larry Derrick Maes is now being investigated as a homicide.

The Pueblo County Coroner’s Office wrote Maes’ autopsy determined Maes died of a gunshot wound. Maes was found dead in a crashed white SUV on Friday.

PCSO said no arrests have been made in the investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call PCSO at (719) 583-6250 or Crime Stoppers at (719)542-7867 or online at pueblocrimestoppers.com

ORIGINAL STORY: Pueblo West suspicious death victim identified

TUESDAY 8/8/2023 12:11 p.m.

The victim of a suspicious death on Friday, Aug. 4, has been identified by the Pueblo County Coroner’s Office.

On Friday at around 8 p.m., the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) was called to a crash in the 1700 block of Tenderfoot Lane, which is east of Purcell Boulevard and west of I-25. When deputies arrived they found 32-year-old Larry Derrick Maes of Pueblo, dead in a white SUV.

The Pueblo County Coroner said an autopsy will help determine cause and manner of death. If you saw anything suspicious or know anything about the crash, call PCSO at (719) 583-6250 and reference #23074.