Authorities said Saturday that they are investigating a body found Friday in Thornton as a homicide.
A pedestrian discovered the body alongside a dirt road near East 116th Avenue and Riverdale Road, a stone’s throw away from McIntosh Dairy.
The passerby reported the body to Adams County Sheriff’s Office on Friday at approximately 3:15 p.m. according to Deputy Michael Kaiser.
Although the death appears to be deliberate, Kaiser said there is no reason to believe the public is in danger.
“It appears to be isolated,” he said. “Not someone out on a killing spree or anything like that.”
The victim has been identified, but the name will not be released until after the family members have been contacted.
“There are people of interest but no suspects at this time,” he said.
Natalie Bollinger, a 19-year-old Broomfield woman, has not been seen since Thursday, according to Broomfield Police Department. Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Broomfield Police Department are in contact investigating whether there’s any correlation between her and the body found in Thornton.
“We’re trying to see if there is a nexus connection,” Sergeant Steve Griebel of the Broomfield Police said on Saturday. “We do have some information and we’re actively investigating.”
The identity of the body will not be released until the coroner has completed the autopsy.