Neighbors say the home where two women were found dead is known for drug activity

FOX21 talked to people living nearby, most folks said it's a pretty quiet neighborhood. However they also said they're not too surprised it happened at that particular house./ Weston Moskalski -- FOX21 News
FOX21 talked to people living nearby, most folks said it's a pretty quiet neighborhood. However they also said they're not too surprised it happened at that particular house./ Weston Moskalski -- FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police are investigating after two bodies were found in a southeastern Colorado Springs home Tuesday.

It happened on Mosswood Lane, which is near the intersection of Academy Boulevard and Fountain Boulevard.

Police said around 3 a.m., they got a call about a body found inside a home. When they arrived, they found the bodies of two women. Police say both victims suffered traumatic injuries.

FOX21 talked to people living nearby. Most said it’s a pretty quiet neighborhood. However, they also said they’re not too surprised it happened at that particular house.

“The worst thing that happens around here is maybe the squirrels vandalizing our Christmas lights, but that’s about it,” said Scott Mitchell.

Mitchell is the father two twins, Justin and Aubri. They’ve lived on this block for almost seven years, and waking up to a crime scene right outside isn’t what they expected to see.

“The street behind me was completely blocked off,” Mitchell said. “There was cops everywhere, news vans all over the place and of course the first thing you do is jump online and see what’s going on.”

That’s when he found out just a few houses down, two women had died. It was a shock to him, but to others, not so much.

Neighbors said the house is known for drug activity, with cars coming and going all the time. People were even seen arguing outside just hours before these two women were found dead.

One person living nearby who didn’t want to talk on camera because they were afraid of retaliation told FOX21 three black men were spotted arguing with people at the house. Then they got into an SUV and left. Another neighbor said he was sitting outside a few days ago when a gunshot was fired from a car slowly driving by.

But for now, the once busy home sits quietly as neighbors wait for answers.

One neighbor told FOX21 she was informed by police that the women had both been stabbed. That has not been confirmed to us by police, but we’ll keep working to learn as much as we can about what happened as well as who these women were.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call police at 719-444-7000.

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