Homicide investigation opened after 2 bodies found in east Denver home

Francisco Gutierrez, left, and Alexander Tower were found dead in Tower's residence on Dec. 26, 2013. Five days later, police said the two men were homicide victims. (Photo: Denver Police Department)

Francisco Gutierrez, left, and Alexander Tower were found dead in Tower's residence on Dec. 26, 2013. Five days later, police said the two men were homicide victims. (Photo: Denver Police Department)

DENVER — Less than a week after officers stumbled upon two dead bodies in an east Denver home, Denver Police identified the two as homicide victims, and are asking for the public’s help in solving the case.

Denver Police identified the two victims as Alexander Tower and Francisco Gutierrez on Tuesday, saying that it is believed the two men were last seen together at an unidentified downtown Denver nightclub on Dec. 22 at 2 a.m.

Their bodies were discovered in Tower’s home at 1969 Trenton Street on Dec. 26, by officers investigating a report of a burglary.

Upon finding the bodies, officers withdrew to wait for a search warrant so a full investigation could be launched.

Few details about that investigation were released on Tuesday, with officers simply asking for the public’s help in collecting information about the homicides or information about Tower or Gutierrez and their actions on or before Dec. 22.

If you do have any information, you’re being urged to call Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. You can remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest.