AURORA - Aurora police have detained a teen who was sought after her mother died in what was described as a family disturbance.
Police say 18-year-old Isabella Guzman was taken to police headquarters Thursday, but she isn't formally being held for homicide. Police previously had described Guzman as a suspect in the case.
Investigators say officers were responding to a report of a family disturbance Wednesday night when they found the woman in grave condition inside a house. The woman was later pronounced dead. Police spokesman Frank Fania says she had multiple stab wounds. Her name wasn't immediately released.
"When we first went to the door we were greeted by a male from the residence. He told our officers that there was a female upstairs who needed help. Our officers did go upstairs and did locate that female who was in serious condition. The officer described it as a pretty gruesome scene," Fania said.
Police say the man who opened the door was the victim's husband. They are not calling him a suspect or person of interest at this time.
Guzman was found by police Thursday afternoon walking out of a parking garage at 2851 South Parker Road. Police were originally called out earlier in the day on a report of a body inside a car. When police made it to the scene, they didn't find anyone inside, however they did find items linked to the murder in the car.
"We brought in a K-9 and started to do a search of the parking garage. We believe Ms. Guzman saw this coming and saw the dog doing a search and tried to walk out of the parking garage and ultimately was recognized by some of our officers and taken into custody," Fania explained.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information on this case is asked to call Detective Mark Yacano at (303)739-6090.
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