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El Paso County Sheriff ID’s man found dead at Stratmoor Valley Park and Trailhead

El Paso County Sheriff's Office

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The El Paso County Sheriff's Office identified the man found dead at a park.

On June 24 at 6:49 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the Stratmoor Valley Park and Trailhead.

At the scene, deputies found a man dead. He was later identified as 45-year-old Shawn Deckert.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the El Paso County Coroner's Office has yet to determine the cause and manner of death.

This is an active investigation. Deputies have yet to say whether or not Deckert's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office Investigation Tip Line at (719)-520-6666.

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  1. My condolences to Mr. Deckert’s family. Looking at his photo I notice a tear drop tattoo on his face. In prison culture a solid tear drop means you’ve killed someone. A outline of a tear drop means you’ve attempted to murder someone.

    Perhaps it’s just a smudge on his face but it’s a pretty good indicator of a persons criminal history. And the location of his body is probably a dumping spot. Most murders of people with a criminal background are related to the sale, theft of, or nonpayment of a drug debt.

    Or maybe he was hiking and fell down dead (less likely).

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