DENVER (AP) — The Latest on slayings of three homeless people in Denver (all times local):
Police are trying to determine if the deaths of three homeless people in Denver are related to an earlier stabbing in the area.
Joe Montoya, division chief of investigations, says a 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the stabbing early Thursday that left the victim critically injured near a light rail station south of downtown.
A passer-by found the bodies of two men and a woman in the area a few hours later.
Their deaths have been deemed suspicious and are being investigated as homicides. Montoya did not say how the three died and did not know if the suspect or victim in the stabbing were homeless.
Denver police say three people are dead in a homicide near an interstate south of downtown.
Police initially said they were conducting a death investigation near Interstate 25 and Broadway on Thursday afternoon. About a half hour later, they announced that three adults were dead and the case was declared a homicide.
They plan to release more details at a 3 p.m. press conference.
The area where the victims were found is a busy intersection near a light rail station.