Two found dead inside Highlands Ranch home

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A death investigation is underway after authorities found the bodies of a woman and girl inside a home in Highlands Ranch Monday.

Deputies responded to the home on Crestmore Way around 7:30 a.m., where they found the bodies of 39-year-old Cristi Benavides and 10-year-old Emma Benavides.

Officials say the two were temporarily living at the home.

According to the Douglas County Coroner’s Office, Emma’s autopsy has listed her cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds; her manner of death is pending further investigation.



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