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Man found dead inside tent in RiNo; police investigate as a homicide

Mark Austin, 55, died after being assaulted in the area of East 29th and Delgany streets, Denver Police said.

DENVER — A man was found dead inside a tent a little bit before noon Tuesday.

Denver Police said the death of Mark Austin, 55, may be "criminal in nature." They said they are investigating the man's death as a homicide.

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Police said the victim's body was found inside a tent near 29th and Delgany streets in the River North (RiNo) Arts District around noon after he was assaulted.

He died from injuries suffered during the assault, and police have not said if a suspect has been identified. 

Police are asking anyone that may have information on the killing to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or tips can be submitted online by going to metrodenvercrimestoppers.com.

Credit: Denver Police Department

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Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers are notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

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