GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Golden are investigating a suspicious death of a woman.
According to police, officers responded a residence in the 400 block of Zeta Street on a welfare check on Monday.
“Relatives believed a terminally ill man was inside the home and may be dead. Police entered the home and instead, found the body of a woman,” said Golden Police spokesman Daryl Hollingsworth. “We believe there were suspiciouis circumstances surrounding that death.”
The woman has been identified as 70-year-old Barbara Reathman. Police haven’t released how Barbara Reathman died, but did call it suspicious.
There were no obvious signs of trauma to her body.
“At this time we don’t have a cause of death for Mrs. Reathman, so right now we want to speak to Mr. Reathman as a possible witness who might be able to help us with this case,” Hollingsworth told CBS4’s Ty Brennan.
Police are searching for Barbara Reathman’s husband, David Wayne Reathman, 65, for questioning. He’s said to be terminally ill, but police didn’t say why.
Neighbors said the two were a nice couple and kept to themselves. They never noticed any trouble between the couple.
“We were really shocked because they were really nice and it’s sad,” said neighbor Rachel Nedham.
David Reathman is described as being 6 feet tall with gray hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of David Reathman is asked to call the Golden Police Department at (303) 384-8045.