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Deputies Need Help Solving Mystery After Body Found Along I-25

By Kelly Werthmann

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- Homicide detectives need help solving the mystery after the body of a woman was found on the side of the road along Interstate 25 over the weekend.

Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to the call of a body alongside the road in the southbound lanes of I-25 at mile marker 167 at the Greenland Exit, south of Larkspur.

The Douglas County Coroner's Office identified the woman as Shelby Weatherly, 24.

Shelby Weatherly (deceased, DougCo Body, from DCSO)
Shelby Weatherly (credit: Douglas County)

The cause and manner of death still remain under investigation, but witnesses who found Weatherly described seeing severe trauma.

"There may have been more than one person involved in this," Deputy Chief Steve Johnson with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said. "It would be critically important for us to hear from anybody."

Some lanes of southbound I-25 were closed in the area on Saturday morning during the investigation.

body traffic backup
(credit: Colorado Dept of Transportation)

"We know there are people out there who may have information," Johnson told CBS4's Kelly Werthmann. "It may seem irrelevant to them, but it may include a car that was along the side of the road and if somebody saw something like that we're just asking them to call us."

Additional Resources

The following information was released by the Douglas County Sheriff's office:

Anyone with any information in regards to this case or anyone who witnessed any vehicles parked along SB I-25 near MM 165.5 Friday night, Sept. 29, or early Saturday morning, Sept. 30, please call our Investigations Tip Line at 303-660-7579. Those who call may remain anonymous when reporting to the tip line.

Kelly Werthmann joined the CBS4 team as the morning reporter in 2012. After serving as weekend morning anchor, Kelly is now Covering Colorado First for CBS4 News at 10. Connect with Kelly on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @KellyCBS4.

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