Body found in backyard of Pueblo home

Jose Manzanares / Pueblo Police Department
Jose Manzanares / Pueblo Police Department

PUEBLO, Colo. — A suspect has been arrested after a body was found in the backyard of a home Monday morning.

Police said the body was found around 10 a.m. in the 1100-block of East Routt Avenue. The victim was identified as Richard Martinez, 32. Police said Martinez was shot sometime during the night.

The suspect has been identified as Jose Manzanares. Manzanares was arrested in Denver Thursday. He is being held on a no-bond warrant for first-degree murder.

Police said the shooting is not related to the fatal shooting at the 7-Eleven on Northern Avenue Sunday evening.

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