Las Animas County Sheriff's Office and CBI Investigate Homicide

05/10/2018The Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office (LACSO), with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is investigating a homicide of a man found on the side of the road, two miles west of Aguilar, Colorado, on County Road 43.7, just before 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

The Las Animas County Coroner has identified the deceased as 39-year-old Burchard Mitchell of Trinidad, Colorado.

The circumstances surrounding the homicide of Mitchell cannot be released at this time; however, investigators continue to make progress in the case.

There has not been an arrest made in the investigation to date.   

Two tip lines are available for citizens to provide information connected with the case:

Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office—719-846-2211
Trinidad Police Department—719-846-4441