Victim Identified from Union Boulevard

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On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsy of the deceased male victim, who has been identified as 45-year-old Ricky Keiser, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado. While the Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death, Mr. Keiser’s death is being investigated as a homicide. At this time, no arrests have been made and the investigation is on-going

Mr. Keiser’s death is the 42nd homicide investigation in the City of Colorado Springs in 2022. The Colorado Springs Police Department investigated 36 homicides this time last year.

This is still an active investigation and anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

A photograph of the victim which was provided by the family is embedded in this release. All updates will only come from the Public Information Office.

Original Blotter Entry

On Monday, November 7, 2022, at approximately 3:06 a.m., the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Communication Center received a call for service regarding a possible dead body near S Union Boulevard and the MLK Bypass. Officers responded to the area and located a deceased adult male. Based on the obvious trauma and external injuries, detectives from the Homicide/Assault Unit responded and assumed responsibility of the investigation.

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