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Body found near Aguilar determined as victim of homicide, I.D. released

by Bill Knowles
AGUILAR — The Las Animas County Sheriff’s office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation have released the identity of a deceased man found two miles west of Aguilar last week, stating that the circumstances surrounding the death are suspicious and is being investigated as a homicide. The identity of the man, according to the Las Animas County Coroner, is 39-year old Burchard Mitchell of Trinidad according to a press release from the CBI.
Mitchell was found alongside County Road 43.7 just before 7 am on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
The circumstances surrounding the homicide of Mitchell cannot be released at this time; however, investigators continue to make progress in the case.
  There has not been an arrest made in the investigation to date.
Two tip lines are available for citizens to provide information connected with the case.
Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office—719-846-2211.  Trinidad Police Department—719-846-4441