Human remains found in abandoned luggage in southwest Denver

The remains are of an unidentified adult male.

Police tape. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Police tape. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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On Tuesday, Denver police found human remains in two suitcases left on the side of the road near the Sanderson Gulch Trail in southwest Denver.

Police were called to the scene after city crews plowing the sidewalk in the area of 1700 South Java Way found the suitcases, said Denver Police Department Major Crimes Division Lieutenant Matt Clark.

The Office of the Medical Examiner determined that the remains were of an unidentified white adult man. His cause of death has not been released, however police are investigating it as a homicide.

Officers are working to obtain security footage from cameras on nearby homes.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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