The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says at around 4 p.m. Monday they received a phone call from the agent who said the body of a dead man had been found. The agent said the body was on the ground near the home located in the 8400 block of Scenic Drive.
Sheriff's deputies responded and determined that the body had been at the home for some period of time.
They do not have an identity of the man but described the victim as an adult male between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build and a long black ponytail. The victim was wearing new blue jeans and a grey t-shirt with the word 'DECA' on the left breast. He also had on brown work shoes.
The coroner is now working with the Sheriff's office to determine the cause of death and the identity of the man.
The home is on a heavily wooded hillside midway between Aspen Park and Tiny Town.
The owner of the home is Karen Bott, who is well known in the Aspen Park area. Her family once owned the Coney Island hot dog stand, which was well-known landmark along Highway 285 for many years. She has since moved to another part of the state. Her home has been on the market for the past year and a half, and up until about six weeks ago was being rented. Sheriff's investigators are trying to contact anyone who has recently visited or lived in the house.
Bott could not be reached for comment.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office tip line at 303-271-5612.
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