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Body found in the South Platte River in Adams County; investigation underway

Posted at 12:14 PM, Jul 28, 2020

UPDATE | Friday 2:15 p.m. — The coroner's office has identified the body found in the South Platte River on Tuesday morning as 64-year-old Bruce Alan Heil.

Heil had been homeless and living along the 9000 block of Riverdale Road on the river bank. According to the coroner's office, he had been stabbed in the torso. Anybody with information on his death is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.


ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Authorities in Adams County have begun an investigation after a man's body was found in the South Platte River Tuesday morning.

The 65-year-old man had what appeared to be multiple puncture wounds, according to the sheriff's office.

A county employee who had been working in the area around Riverdale Road and Colorado Boulevard reported the body Tuesday around 9:30 a.m.

Detectives and deputies, along with the county coroner's office, were at the scene. Investigators were interviewing witnesses. More information was not released.

This is a developing story. Stay with Denver7 for updates.