A Christmas time jolt struck the Cripple Creek community last week with the discovery of a dead body and rumors running rampant about foul play, including a possible homicide. But a multi-agency investigation, led by the Cripple Creek Police Department, resulted in the confirmation of a suicide involving a white male. The victim apparently died from falling from a roof of a casino parking garage. His death was apparently self-inflicted.
According to the Cripple Creek Police officials, the body was discovered around 10 p.m. on Dec. 24. An investigation was then launched by the CCPD with the help of the Teller County Sheriff’s Department, Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Teller County Coroner’s office. The death was attributed to a suicide and officials are releasing no other information.
According to facebook reports posted on the KRDO website from local casino workers and residents, an area around the scene was blocked off extensively during the morning of Dec. 25. Officials have confirmed that no foul play was involved and are wrapping up their investigation.