ASPEN PARK MURDER STUNS RESIDENTS

Article: ASPEN PARK MURDER STUNS RESIDENTS.(News)

Article from:Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO) Article date:May 30, 2005 Author:Poppen, Julie; Torkelson, Jean Copyright

 

 

Byline: Julie Poppen And Jean Torkelson, Rocky Mountain News

 

ASPEN PARK — Residents of this small mountain community east of Conifer can’t believe anyone would murder a 70-year-old neighbor.

One man in the live-and-let-live community of Aspen Park is convinced that Patrick Housand, a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active Catholic, was mauled to death by a mountain lion as he left for work before dawn Saturday.

But Jefferson County sheriff’s officials are calling the death a homicide. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Tallman declined to comment on the cause of death Sunday despite abundant rumors circulating among Aspen Park residents.

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