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BODY FOUND YESTERDAY - IDENTIFIED TODAY


Thursday, May 31, 2012, 4:45 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]

Yesterday, the Colorado Springs Police Department received the report of a dead body found near 100 Metzler Pl.  Upon arrival into the area officers located a 50 year old male in an open lot in what appeared to be a makeshift camp.

Officers from the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) recognized the victim as a local transient whom they had contacted on prior occasions.  The victim was known to the officers and has now been identified as Mr. James Bidgood

The Coroner has ruled his death a Homicide which makes this our 11th homicide this year.

As the follow up investigation continues, please direct all media inquiries to the CSPD Public Information Office.