Because the Cedaredge Police Department does not have a fulltime detective on staff, a death deemed suspicious has been turned over to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. "We just wanted to make sure we didn't miss something," said CPD Chief Dan Sanders, who declined to comment any further.
The investigation was launched Aug. 30 and reportedly involved a male living in a house on SW 5th Street, near Cedaredge Town Park. Neighbors observed crime scene tape and numerous bags believed to contain evidence.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.