The Denver Police Department is looking for tips related to the death of a man who they say was apparently assaulted near the Cherry Creek Trail and who later succumbed to his injuries.

The victim, identified as Juan Mendez-Lopez, was last seen walking home after leaving the Cherry Creek area the evening of Sept. 30.

He was found the next morning with serious injuries near the water alongside the popular walking and biking trail.

Mendez-Lopez was taken to the hospital and later died.

His funeral mass was held Monday morning at the St. Helena Catholic Church in Fort Morgan.

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