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Man found dead in Denver park identified

Denver Police have arrested a suspect late Saturday night in connection to the homicide at Sanderson Gulch Park.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department have identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a death of a man near the 1600 block of South Hazel Court. 

At about 4 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a report of a deceased man being found in Sanderson Gulch Park.

When officers arrived they found an unidentified adult man with apparent stab wounds.

Witnesses on the scene provided information to officers which helped police to find the suspect. 

Less than two hours after receiving the initial report, Police arrested and charged 22-year-old Joshua Vargas-Belmontes on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the homicide and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

The victim was identified as 60-year-old Tony Lujan. 

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. 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 is 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. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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