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Police Investigating Campground Death

May 10, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Longmont, Colo., police are investigating the death of a woman found inside a camper in a leased space outside of a motel on Main Street on Saturday morning (May 7), according to Longmont police Commander Jeff Satur, the Longmont Times-Call reported.

Satur said the woman’s common-law husband reported the 52-year-old woman’s death to police at 8:43 a.m. on Saturday. The couple had leased a parking space for their camper-topped truck at the Westwood Inn and RV Park at 1550 Main St. and had been there for about a week at the time of her death, Satur said.

Satur said the couple had been drinking the night before and went to bed in the camper. The husband said her snoring woke him sometime in the night, so he moved to the cab of the truck to sleep and found her deceased in the morning.

“I can’t characterize anything as suspicious,” Satur said. “We’re trying to determine what happened .. There are just a lot of unknowns right now.”

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office is withholding the woman’s identity pending notification of next of kin. Cause and manner of death rulings could take up to four to six weeks.

Satur said an autopsy uncovered a subdural hematoma, but it appeared to be several days old.

“There were no obvious signs of trauma otherwise,” he said.

He said detectives are interviewing people to determine the woman’s movements before her death and that everyone has been cooperative.

“I don’t believe there is any danger to the community,” Satur said. “Everybody is being very cooperative.”

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