Police ID woman found dead in Cherry Creek
DENVER — Police have identified the body that was found in Cherry Creek on Sunday, but they have still not given a cause for her “unusual” death.
The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner confirmed that the Hispanic female discovered dead along the popular bike trail is Deisi Fernandez-Castaneda, 28, of Aurora. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The wife and mother of three was last seen on the cold night of January 11 at Reevers Bar in Washington Park and then at the Spyglass Apartment complex at Mississippi and Quebec.
The temperature was near zero degrees that night. Her body was found ten days later.
“She sparkled,” says her husband, Julio Cesar Ledezma.
He had to share the terrible news with their three young children. “I told them she’s with them in heaven.”
Carol Arellano was with Deisi that night and says she had been drinking.
“An autopsy was completed but the cause and manner of death is pending further studies,” the medical examiner said in a press release.
Denver Police Department spokesperson John White said a passerby noticed the body at approximately 2:35 p.m. near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Oneida Street on Sunday and called police.
The family does not suspect foul play.
The family has set up a fund at Chase Bank to help pay to bury Deisi. It’s under the name Julio Cesar Ledezma.