16-year-old found dead on Salida Street in Denver early Monday morning, homicide investigation now underway

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Posted at 9:10 AM, Dec 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-27 17:48:20-05

UPDATE | 5:08 p.m. — The Denver Police Department has identified the 16-year-old found dead in northeast Denver on Monday morning as Tayanna Manuel.

Police believe that a 2012 gray Honda CR-V with Colorado license plate CNE-I47 on the rear is involved in her murder. The car has a pink and black Auto Nation dealer plate on the front.

Anybody with information on this case is asked to call Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. A GoFundMe account has been created to help with her funeral expenses.


DENVER – A homicide investigation is underway after a girl was found dead in northeast Denver early Monday morning.

Officers were called to the 4900 block of Salida Street, near the intersection of Telluride Street and Green Valley Ranch Boulevard and were conducting an outdoor death investigation just before 7 a.m.

By 7:40 a.m., police said the outdoor death was now being investigated as a homicide and identified the victim as a “juvenile female.”

No other details about the crime were immediately released.

The girl’s identity will be released by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner once her family has been notified, police said.