Relative of elderly woman in Clear Creek County arrested in connection with her shooting death

Relative of elderly woman in Clear Creek County arrested in connection with her shooting death

The relative of an elderly woman found dead with a gunshot wound in a home in Clear Creek County was arrested in connection with her death, according to the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Creek Creek Sheriff’s Office deputies and Colorado State Patrol troopers found the woman Saturday in a residence about 1.5 miles south of Idaho Springs off Colorado 103, a news release stated.

Authorities began investigating the incident as a homicide and arrested a relative of the woman on suspicion of murder. He is being held in the Clear Creek County Jail.

The woman has not been publicly identified until next of kin is notified of her death, according to the DA’s office. The suspect’s name also has not been released.

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