Brush fire near Fountain River in Pueblo reveals human remains

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Authorities have discovered skeletal remains near the Fountain River in Pueblo. / Pueblo Police Department

PUEBLO, Colo. — Police are investigating after they found skeletal remains in the debris of a brush fire near the Fountain River in Pueblo Monday.

Fire crews responded to the area near 800 Gruma Road around 1:35 p.m. in response to the fire, which surrounded a train bridge over the river, just east of the road.

Once the fire was out, fire crews first saw the remains. A short time later, Pueblo police investigators confirmed the recovery of skeletal remains. At this time they believe the remains to be that of a man.

Photo courtesy Pueblo Police Department

Investigators were not able to determine how long the body had been in the area.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-7867 or submit a tip online here.

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