San Luis man found dead in his backyard

SAN LUIS — A suspicious death was discovered in San Luis early Saturday Dec. 21 in the 700 block of Pedro Street. 

Reports from the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office said Dennis Valdez was found deceased in his backyard, triggering an investigation that is still ongoing.

The sheriff, 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and Colorado Bureau of Investigation are all part of the probe.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Clark said there are some items and materials, but nothing concrete as to the manner of death, who may know about it or be involved with it.

“As of now, we are calling it a suspicious death,” Clark said. “At this time there is no threat to the general public.”

Persons who might know about the incident are welcome to call the sheriff’s office at 719-672-0673.


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