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Woman found dead in storage unit, home nearby searched

Adams County investigators said they're not sure how long the victim was inside the unit before being found.

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A search warrant was served at a home in Thornton after a woman's body was found inside a storage unit last week in Adams County just outside the Thornton city limits.

Deputies with the Adams County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) discovered the body of the adult woman inside a unit of a storage facility in the 8800 block of Devonshire Boulevard just before 10 a.m. on May 19.

They went there after the property manager called police because they had some indication of something suspicious that they wanted police to investigate, according to ACSO.

The Adams County Coroner's Office identified the victim on June 8 as Lavanya Destoniy Jain, 21.

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ACSO was not releasing the woman's cause of the death and said they were unsure of how long she was in the unit before being discovered.

A search warrant was served at a home in the 9200 block of Anderson Street in Thornton, but it's unclear how that home is connected to the case at this time.

That home is about one mile from the storage facility where the victim was found.

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