Victim in Mount Herman Area Homicide Identified

September 18, 2017

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, at approximately 5:00 PM, deputies responded to the base of Mount Herman Road in reference to a missing person. Palmer Lake Police had taken a case for the missing person earlier in the day. The missing person was last seen on September 14, 2017, at approximately 10:00 AM.

Search and Rescue was dispatched and began an extensive search of the area in which a shoe and bicycle were found.  Due to limited light conditions, the search was called off for the night. Search and Rescue resumed their search early Sunday morning, September 17, 2017.

At approximately 11:45 AM, a civilian discovered a body which appeared to be deceased.  Search and Rescue were able to confirm the person was deceased and requested law enforcement assistance.

Detectives responded and began to process the scene.

The victim has been identified as the missing person, Timothy Watkins, DOB: 11/17/56.  The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Coroner's Office once they have received all the information to make a ruling.

We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Watkins

This is still an ongoing investigation and we are encouraging the residents of the area to be vigilant.  If you see anything suspicious or out of the ordinary, please contact the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center at 719-390-5555 or call the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 719-520-6666.

Any information deemed official will be coming from the Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer.

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