JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – People walking near the Olinger Mount Lindo Cemetery on Tuesday discovered the bodies of two men who appeared to have gunshot wounds. The cemetery is located in the 5900 block of South Turkey Creek Road. Witnesses called the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 10:15 am.
“Our deputies responded, they were here around 10:30 and they confirmed that two males were deceased,” said Mike Taplin, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.
Taplin says there is no threat to the public related to this case.
Deputies closed off the entrance for most of the day while collecting evidence at the crime scene. The public was told to avoid the area until the sheriff’s office reopened the road in the afternoon.
UPDATE: Regarding the Mt. Lindo Cemetery call, we have two deceased males on scene. There is no threat to the public. Please continue to avoid the area while our investigation continues #jeffco pic.twitter.com/Me5fS6JuA2
— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) September 17, 2019
Any other details about the men were not available, according to Taplin. But he said a weapon was recovered at the scene. The case is still early in its investigation.
“Photographs of everything, video, interviews, interviews of the people who found the two adult males, family,” Taplin explained about the next steps on Tuesday afternoon. “Contacting family, getting background information from them, trying to piece together what happened.”
The Olinger Mount Lindo Cemetery is located in a mountainous area of Jefferson County west of Denver. The property is operated by Dignity Memorial. It is unclear where in relation to the various grave sites the two bodies were found. Taplin says it is not uncommon for people to hike the hill where the cemetery is located.
“We are saddened by the tragedy that occurred on the property of Olinger Mount Lindo Cemetery,” a company statement said. We are fully cooperating with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department as they conduct their investigation.”