Dead body found in homeless camp

No foul play suspected

Nina Joss
njoss@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 1/23/23

A dead body was found at a homeless camp on Little’s Creek Trail under Rapp Street on Jan. 23.

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Dead body found in homeless camp

No foul play suspected

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A dead body was found at a homeless camp on Little’s Creek Trail under Rapp Street on Jan. 23.

The Littleton Police do not believe there was any foul play or criminal activity, spokesperson Sheera Poelman said.

Littleton Code Compliance workers found the body on Tuesday morning while they were conducting a cleanup at the camp, Poelman said. They called the police around 11 a.m., she said.

Littleton Code Compliance, part of the Community Development Department, is responsible for investigating complaints and addressing code violations, according to the city’s website. A homeless camp cleanup involves contacting individuals to move their belongings, giving them notice before the cleanup and removing items from the area for individuals to pick up from  a safe location, Poelman said.

When the police arrived on scene, they secured the scene and examined it for evidence of a criminal cause of death, Poelman said.

Officials transported the body to the coroner, where an official cause of death will be determined.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with information about the Littleton Code Compliance team.

dead body, homelessness, littleton homeless camps, code compliance

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