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Denver police investigating double homicide in West Highland neighborhood

Denver double homicide 4100 block of W 38th Ave 4-24-23
Denver double homicide 4100 block of W 38th Ave 4-24-23
Denver double homicide 4100 block of W 38th Ave 4-24-23
Posted at 4:10 PM, Apr 24, 2023

DENVER — The Denver Police Department is investigating a double homicide in the city's West Highland neighborhood.

At 12:48 p.m., the department sent out a tweet saying officers were conducting a death investigation in the 4100 block of West 38th Avenue.

In an update at 3:37 p.m., DPD said two victims were found, and the case is now being investigated as a double homicide.

The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner will release the victims' names and causes of death at a later time.

American Elm, which is located behind the crime scene, said in a statement it will close for the rest of the week to focus on staff mental health.

“The American Elm team is completely devastated by today’s tragic events. We are focused on providing our staff mental health support and will be closed for the rest of the week," the statement reads. "We are cooperating fully with the Denver Police Department in their ongoing investigation and will not be providing any further comment at this time out of respect for the families and loved ones involved.”

Investigators are working to develop suspect information. Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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