Englewood police arrest homicide suspect after body found near Little Dry Creek

Robert Tann
rtann@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 9/28/21

Englewood police have arrested a man believed to be involved in a homicide after a body was found Monday morning along Little Dry Creek. 

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Englewood police arrest homicide suspect after body found near Little Dry Creek

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Englewood police have arrested a man believed to be involved in a homicide after a body was found Monday morning along Little Dry Creek. 

The body was found at 50 W. Hampden Ave., the area of the former duck pond along the creek, north of U.S. 285 and west of Broadway. 

According to a news release Tuesday, police arrested 27-year-old Lucious Malveaux Jr. on Monday night and are holding him at the Arapahoe County Detention Facility. 

Englewood Police Sgt. Tracy Jones told Colorado Community Media Monday that police recieved a call around 10:30 a.m. that morning from a man who said he saw a body lying on the ground that looked "suspicious." 

Police have yet to reveal the identity of the victim other than that he was an adult male and said information would be made available through the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office. Police said it appeared he may have died from blunt force trauma to the body. 

A previous murder in the same area had taken place in 2016 when a Louisiana fugitive, Mikhail Anthony Purpera, killed Patrick Murphy. Purpera was convicted of that murder in 2019. 

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