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Human remains found in Federal Heights home amid missing person investigation

Posted at 4:04 PM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-11 00:49:18-05

FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. — Human remains were found during an execution of a search warrant inside a Federal Heights home Wednesday. 

The unidentified remains were found amid a search for a missing Federal Heights man, whose name has not been released.

Police, following leads from the Dec. 28 missing person case, obtained the warrant to search the home in the 10000 block of Eliot Circle sometime before Wednesday's operation.

It's not clear if anyone was home at the time of the search.

According to a police press release, family members of a Federal Heights resident contacted the police department back in late December to file a missing person report. 

The family told investigators they had lost contact with the unidentified man sometime in early December. They expressed concern for the man's welfare during multiple interviews with police, the release read.

Wednesday morning, about two weeks after the report was filed, detectives with the Federal Heights Police Department along with agents from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation served the warrant at the Eliot Circle home.

It's not clear where inside the residence or in what condition the remains were in at the time they were uncovered. Members of the Adams County Coroner’s Office were seen wearing masks and hazmat protection as they entered the home.

Neither the name of the missing person nor the identity of the remains found was released. The coroner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Police have yet to positively link Wednesday's discovery to the missing person case. No arrests, if any, were made public.  

Police say the investigation is ongoing.