Police: Body found in Belleview Park deemed ‘suspicious’

Englewood Police set up a crime scene investigation after recovering a body from a creek in Belleview Park on June 14, 2014. (Photo: KWGN/Paul Makarushka)

Englewood Police set up a crime scene investigation after recovering a body from a creek in Belleview Park on June 14, 2014. (Photo: KWGN/Paul Makarushka)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A passerby found a body while walking along the creek in Belleview Park Saturday morning.

A call came into law enforcement at approximately 6:30 a.m. Saturday about a body that had been discovered on the north side of Belleview Park near S. Lipan St., according to the Englewood Police Department.

Upon arriving on scene, officers found a body in the creek, pulled it out and determined that the victim was deceased.

Police said the incident is being considered a “suspicious death.”

Following the initial investigation, detectives said they were unable to release any information regarding the gender, age or identification of the victim.

The body has since been transported to the coroner’s office and they expect to release a report Monday, police said.

The second annual Jeremy Bitner 5K race was rerouted due to the crime scene.