AURORA, Colo. – A Colorado woman was arrested on Tuesday after investigators discovered a body of a man buried in what police called a “clandestine grave” beneath the concrete floor of her condominium, authorities said.
Forensics archeologists were called to assist investigators to recover the body of a 36-year-old man that was buried in a crawl space of the condominium, according to the newspaper.
Police said they received a Crime Stoppers tip on Monday about a homicide that occurred approximately six to eight months ago at the Red Sky Condominiums in Aurora, KUSA-TV reported. The person providing the tip stated that the man, who had been missing since last summer, was buried in the crawl space and covered in concrete, according to the television station.
Aurora Police Department spokesperson Joe Moylan said that the crawlspace is in an area that is difficult for investigators to access.
“We are meticulously trying to recover the body to preserve as much evidence as possible,” Moylan told reporters during a news conference.
Detectives obtained a search warrant and discovered the concealed grave, KCNC-TV reported. The excavation process is expected to last through the end of the week, police told the television station.
Police said a second arrest is pending but added that the suspect is in jail in another jurisdiction for a different crime, The Gazette reported. Police said the suspect’s name will be revealed when an arrest is made.
She is being held without bond as she awaits her first appearance in court, the release stated.