LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4)– Investigators with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help in solving a suspicious death in 2008. The victim’s family hopes a $2,500 reward will help bring in fresh leads.

In the early morning hours of July 6, 2008, Donald Decker was found dead inside a home in south Loveland. Donald was 22 years old.

The circumstances surrounding his death are suspicious and the case remains under investigation.

Decker’s family says they won’t have closure until they know how he died.

“All we know is that they found Donald dead in south Loveland in a bedroom and they ruled it accidental at the time,” said Donald’s sister Jennifer Decker.

Although his death was ruled accidental the autopsy came back inconclusive. His parents believe something suspicious happened that night.

His body was found in a stranger’s home and no one had answers as to why he was there or how he died.

“By finding answers to his death is the right thing to do,” said Donald’s mother Debbie Decker.

Donald’s body was exhumed in March in hopes of finding answers but it didn’t help the investigation.

“The not knowing is what rips you apart,” said Donald’s father Phil Decker.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to spur more tips by offering a reward.

Donald’s parents are praying that that information can give them closure.

“Hopefully people then who didn’t want to come forward and help with the case, maybe will now. Maybe they changed their mine. Maybe they would like to help and we’re hoping they do because everybody loves Donald and we just, we want to see this solved for him,” said Jennifer.

“He was our son you know,” said Debbie. “We’ll never give up.”

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information which leads to the successful prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for Donald Decker’s death. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Sergeant John Feyen at the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-498-5178 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and be eligible for the cash reward.


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