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Police arrest woman after man found killed inside apartment

Police said a 54-year-old man was found dead inside an apartment Tuesday night.

DENVER — Police arrested a 22-year-old woman in connection to a homicide in Denver. 

The Denver Police Department (DPD) announced on Saturday that they arrested 22-year-old Erin Liljander in connection to the death of a 54-year-old man. 

DPD initially said they were conducting a death investigation Tuesday at 3440 Park Avenue West. Late Thursday, DPD said they determined the death was a homicide and identified the victim on Friday as Patrick Lane.

Police said his body was found inside his apartment. In the arrest affidavit for Liljande, DPD said the suspect was found with multiple stab wounds to his back. Police believe the man was dead a couple of days prior to discovery. 

Denver Police had named Liljande as a person of interest after she was seen on surveillance video leaving the apartment and when an anonymous tipper reached out to police saying that someone by the name of "Erin" came to camp wearing bloody clothes, the affidavit said.

She was arrested in Logan County for first-degree murder and felony murder. 

Anyone with information about the death or Lane himself can contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or 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.

Credit: KUSA
A photo of the complex at 3440 Park Avenue West where Patrick Lane was found dead on March 28.

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