COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A possible grave site discovered in Palmer Park Thursday evening prompted a large police response.
The Colorado Springs Police Department said in a social media post just before 8 p.m. that homicide detectives were on scene to investigate. Initially, police weren't sure if the remains were human or animal.
In an update around 9:20 p.m., police said the remains were those of a domesticated animal. It's not clear if someone was burying a pet or if the animal was disposed of for some other reason.
Police out with possible gravesite within Palmer Park. Unknown if human or animal at this time. Homicide detectives responding. Media can stage in the S/E parking lot of Palmer Park, just off of Maizeland Road.@CSPDPIO— CSPD Duty Lieutenant (@CSPDDutyLt) May 22, 2020
Police responded to the scene on the east side of the park, near a trail connected to a small parking area, after a witness reportedly saw the remains wrapped in what appeared to be duct tape and a tarp.