Two dead found in Denver hotel used as a shelter for homeless people – La Opinion

Two dead found in Denver hotel used as a shelter for homeless people – La Opinion

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Authorities reported that Two people were found dead Saturday night in a former hotel the city of Denver uses to house homeless people.

The victims, a man and a woman, were found around 9:20 pm in one of the residential rooms of the shelter located in the former DoubleTree Hotel in Denver’s Central Park neighborhoodaccording to the Denver Police Department.

Police did not immediately release further details about the homicide investigation, including the manner of death, and It was unclear if the victims were residents.

No arrests have also been made and no details were immediately available about any suspects.

A nonprofit group that provides affordable housing acquired the 300-room building in November.

The city is now leasing the property, which is still classified as a hotel, as part of the Denver Mayor Mike Johnston’s House1000 initiative. The program aims to reduce the number of homeless people in the city, FOX31 Denver reported.

The mayor’s office told the station in a statement that Johnston is aware of the situation and was working with police to obtain more information.

Authorities asked anyone with information about the incident to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 and are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the double homicide.

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