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Suspect In Plains Murders Behaved Strangely Weeks Ago In Aurora

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Tyler Withrow (credit: Yuma County Sheriff) and the home where the murders took place (credit: CBS)

Tyler Withrow (credit: Yuma County Sheriff) and the home where the murders took place (credit: CBS)

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Investigators working on a double murder case on Colorado’s Eastern Plains are trying to learn more about a separate, bizarre incident a couple of weeks ago in Aurora.

Yuma County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tyler Withrow, 30, of Aurora, on Monday in the small town of Kirk after they believe he killed two women there.

Deputies got a call from one of the two female victims and when they arrived at the home they found the two women dead and Withrow still there. The names of the victims so far hasn’t been released but CBS4 reports they were related to Wythrow.

Autopsies are scheduled for Thursday for the two victims.

Withrow is now charged with two counts of first degree murder. He’s the only suspect in the double homicide.

Not long ago a neighbor of Withrow shot home video in Aurora of a bizarre incident. It shows Withrow down on the ground. Neighbors say police tased him three times before he went down. He had been running around naked. Some people saw him breaking windows out of cars then using that glass to cut himself, leaving blood everywhere. He also allegedly trashed his townhome and set his kitchen on fire.

After the incident Withrow was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation. He was later released and tentatively charged with second degree burglary, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

Neighbors said they have peered into Withrow’s residence and been disturbed by what they have seen.

“There was like a picture of a monster above his bed. They had like some statues of some pigs and there was, like, blood on them. And all this had blood on it,” neighbor Lisa Hays said.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation officers are assisting investigators in the Yuma County case. They have sealed off Withrow’s townhome, which is owned by his father. Warren Withrow, the father, told CBS4 by phone he can’t explain his son’s actions.

“He has never been physically violent in his life,” Warren Withrow said. “We don’t know what happened.”

Withrow doesn’t have a criminal record in Colorado. He had dreams of being a comedian, CBS4 reports.

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