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Body of missing Arvada man found in Silver Plume; suspect arrested

Posted at 2:55 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2022-06-09 18:30:37-04

ARVADA, Colo. – The body of an Arvada man, Joseph Elsey, who disappeared August 24 under violent circumstances was found in Silver Plume Sunday, according to a news release Wednesday from the Arvada Police Department.

The suspect in this case, Tyler Condit, 31, was arrested and jailed at the Jefferson County Jail for investigation of first degree murder and multiple other charges.

Elsey’s friends reported the man missing Aug. 29 after telling police the last time they heard from Elsey was five days earlier.

Officers entered Elsey’s apartment, located at 6426 Simms Street No. 76, after the missing person report was taken and found a large amount of evidence to indicate a violent act had occurred, police said. They later located a green Toyota 4Runner police said was possibly used in the crime.

About a week after police searched Elsey’s apartment, his body was located in the 700 block of Silver Valley Road in Silver Plume. The body was taken to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, which has not released the autopsy report.

More details are expected to be released later this week.