The discovery of a man’s body Saturday morning east of downtown Colorado Springs is being investigated as a suspicious death, police said.

The body was found near South Wahsatch Avenue and East Costilla Street with no visible trauma. Police found a blood trail leading to the body, police spokesman Lt. Howard Black said.

“We don’t know what we have here. It could be a medical, an accident or, in fact, a homicide,” Black said.

A caller reported finding the body about 7:15 a.m.

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Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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