Arapahoe County authorities are investigating a homicide Wednesday morning that was discovered by deputies called out on reports of a sexual assault.

The county sheriff's office said the killing happened

at an apartment on the 7500 block of East Harvard Avenue where another person was also injured.

Julie Brooks, a sheriff's office spokeswoman, said deputies were first called to the apartment about 5 a.m. by a woman who reported she had been sexually assaulted by her domestic partner.

When they arrived, authorities found the woman with a neighbor. Deputies eventually entered the apartment where the woman reported being sexually assaulted. In the apartment, they found the deceased person.

"It is complicated," Brooks said of the case.

No arrests have been made, Brooks said. Investigators plan to be at the homicide scene for a while as they work to uncover what happened. Officials did not release details of how the person was killed.

Brooks also declined to speak to the condition of the injured.

The injured person and the woman have been taken to a hospital for treatment.

Subsequently, a deputy heading to the homicide scene was involved in a crash and injured. Details on the wreck,which is being investigated by the Colorado State Patrol, were not immediately available.

The crash happened about 6 a.m. near the intersection of East Iliff Avenue and South Valentia Street. The State Patrols says at least one unidentified person was seriously injured and that roads in the area will be closed for several hours as they investigate.


Photos from the scene showed a damaged sheriff's patrol car and at least one other mangled vehicle that was involved in the crash.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

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