Body Found Floating in Colorado Golf Course Pond Prompts Police Probe

A body was found floating in a pond at a Colorado golf course on Sunday.

Officers received a call regarding the grim discovery around 11 a.m. at Hyland Hills Golf Course on Sheridan Boulevard in Westminster.

The body of an unidentified adult man was found in the water but did not appear to have any signs of trauma, the Westminster Police Department said in a press release on Monday.

The cause of death is unknown and police say it is too early in the investigation to determine if this was criminal, accidental or possibly suicide

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Officers received a call about a body found floating in a pond at Hyland Hills Golf Course on Sunday. Google Maps

Witnesses reported seeing fire rescue and patrol cars on the scene on Sunday. "Several police cars surrounding the lake on the 9 hole course running along Sheridan Road," Michael Hartman wrote on Twitter.

Adams County Coroner's Office is set to release the man's identity and determine the cause of death.

On the same day and just hours later, a second body was found in a lake 25 miles south of the Hyland Hills Golf Course.

"At 12:45 today a body was recovered from the lake at Blue Heron Park. The Coroner's office will make identification," the Jeffco Sheriff's Office said in a tweet.

West Metro Fire Rescue retrieved the body from the lake and investigations are continuing.

Newsweek has contacted the Westminster Police Department and the Adams County Sheriff's Office for comment.

Last year, the body of missing Glee actor Naya Rivera was found in Lake Piru in Ventura County, California.

The 33-year-old actor, who played Santana Lopez on the hit musical show, went missing on the afternoon of July 8 after renting a boat with her four-year-old son, Josey.

Three hours after the rental, her son was found alone in the rented boat by another boater. Aboard was Josey wearing his life jacket, along with Rivera's empty jacket. Josey told authorities that his mother jumped into the water to go swimming and never returned.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department began searching for Rivera once she was reported missing. The lake was closed to the public on Thursday, July 9. That day before noon, it was revealed that the search for Rivera shifted from a rescue mission to a recovery operation.

Rivera's body was not discovered until July 13.

Similar grisly discoveries have been made in recent months. In December, human remains were found in two suitcases left on the side of a road in Denver.

The discovery was made by Denver Parks and Recreation workers, who were plowing snow from the sidewalk along the Sanderson Gulch Trail in the southwest of the city when they came across the suitcases.

The workers saw what they believed to be body parts inside and alerted authorities. Members of the Denver Police Department's homicide unit, the medical examiner's office and the crime lab unit arrived at the scene at the 1700 block of South Java Way in the Mar Lee neighborhood.

The remains were later confirmed to be that of a "recently deceased adult white male," Clark said, citing the Office of the Medical Examiner. The case was treated as a homicide.

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