FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – CBS4 has learned a woman found dead in a Fort Collins lake drowned, but she had significant injuries.
The coroner is calling it a homicide.READ MORE: Snow, Rain A Welcome Sight In Colorado But Drought Still A Big Problem
23-year-old Heather Hoffman was found in Sheldon Lake.
Prosecutors have charged Jeffrey Etheridge with her murder, kidnapping, sexual assault and tampering with a body.READ MORE: Colorado Community Uses 'The Social Dilemma' To Ignite Conversation About Unity, Change
He is a registered sex offender and homeless.
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She was still in her uniform when she was found.