Denver police investigating downtown Denver death as suicide

People should avoid the area, DPD said.

A Denver police car parked on 17th Street near Glenarm Place on Monday, Dec. 9, in downtown Denver. (Esteban L. Hernandez/Denverite)

A Denver police car parked on 17th Street near Glenarm Place on Monday, Dec. 9, in downtown Denver. (Esteban L. Hernandez/Denverite)

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

staff photo

Denver police are investigating a death in the Central Business District on Monday morning as a possible suicide.

Glenarm Place at 16th Street was closed as police investigated the death. Police said the person who died appears to be a woman, though identification will come from the Office of the Medical Examiner.

The area is near the 16th Street Mall.

At about 8 a.m., the department tweeted it was responding to a “person in crisis” in the area and advised using alternate routes. The department updated that initial message at about 9 a.m. to say the incident was now a death investigation, and asked people to avoid the area. A department spokesperson said it was unclear how long the street would be closed.

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver. Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

Weird times

Denverite is powered by you. In these weird times, the local vigilance, the local context, the local flavor — it’s powered through your donations. If you’d miss Denverite if it disappeared tomorrow, donate today.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.