Police: Denver bar fire set to cover up 5 murders

8:56 AM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
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DENVER - Denver Police say the bodies of four women and one man were found inside Fero's Bar & Grill early Wednesday morning after crews responded to reports of a fire at the establishment.

Firefighters were first called out to the scene at 1:47 a.m. and was declared under control around 2:22 a.m.

Four hours later, after detectives had combed the scene Denver Police Commander Ron Saunier said it is believed the victims were killed before the fire started. Saunier also said there were obvious signs of trauma to the victims' bodies but would not elaborate.

Police are working to identify the victims and notify the next of kin before releasing their names to the public.

Colorado Boulevard was closed between East Alameda Avenue and East Virgina Avenue until just before 7 a.m.

Saunier said there will still be a large police presence on scene throughout the day as they continue their investigation.

 

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