July 3rd, 2013
DENVER — An Amber Alert related to an investigation into a suspicious death was issued for three Denver children early Wednesday morning. Hours after the alert was issued, the suspect was found dead in the vehicle police were trying to track down. Shortly after that, police confirmed that the three children involved in the Amber Alert had been found safe. The investigation into the suspicious death was taking place at 21081 East 46th Avenue in the Green Valley Ranch area early Wednesday morning. Police said they found a body inside in the process of carrying out a welfare check. Police had not issued a suspect description as of early Wednesday morning, but they said they were looking for a white Chrysler Cirrus sedan. Around 6:20 a.m., police confirmed they had located that vehicle near Highway 83 and Russelville near Franktown. The children were not found in the vehicle, but police confirmed that the body of the suspect was found inside. Shortly after the discovery, Denver Police confirmed the suspect committed suicide. Shortly after that announcement, police confirmed that there were three, not four children associated with the Amber Alert, and that all of those children had been found safe at an Aurora residence. Those three children were 5-year-old, 18-months-old and 15-years old. The 5-year-old and the 18th-month-old were in protective custody around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. While police did not have the 15-year-old in their care as of Wednesday morning, they said they have no reason to believe the child is in danger. At a press conference around 8:30 a.m., police offered very limited information, saying the body found in the welfare check overnight was female and that the suspect found dead in the Franktown vehicle was male. Police are unsure of the relationship between the two, and they are also unsure of how the two are related to the missing children.