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Woman, 33, suspected of first-degree murder in death of teen

Abreham Yohhanes, 16, was found inside an apartment in the 1400 block of North Yosemite Street on Thursday, Sept. 16.

DENVER — A 33-year-old woman is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder after a teen was found dead inside a Denver apartment last month

The teen victim has been identified as 16-year-old Abreham Yohhanes, according to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. Denver Police Department (DPD) is investigating the death Yohhanes as a homicide.

DPD said they initially learned of the teen's death in the 1400 block of North Yosemite Street just after 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 16.

According to the medical examiner, Yohhanes died from a gunshot wound.

DPD identified 33-year-old Ashlye Hardy as the suspect in the case. Police sent out a bulletin looking for information on Hardy's whereabouts on Monday, Oct. 18. On Tuesday, Oct. 19, Hardy turned herself in, police said. She's being held on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Credit: Denver Police
Ashlye Hardy

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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. 

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