Sheriff's office: Woman discovered at brush fire shot to death, no suspect in custody

Posted at 6:01 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 08:01:06-05

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The woman that firefighters found while putting out a small brush fire in Jefferson County Sunday died of a gunshot wound, authorities said.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said the victim in this homicide investigation has been identified as 28-year-old Cymone Duran.

Early Sunday morning, firefighters with the Pleasant View Fire Department and Fairmount Fire Department responded to a small brush fire on the corner of Nile Street and W. 7th Avenue in unincorporated Jefferson County. As they started to put out the fire, Pleasant View firefighters discovered Duran’s body and called the sheriff’s office to investigate.

The sheriff’s office determined the woman died of a gunshot wound, though the fire is believed to be connected to the homicide.

A suspect was not in custody as of Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office tip line at 303-271-5612 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.