’56-year-old man found dead in north Boulder’

Read the brief report in the Daily Camera here. Copied below:

Boulder 56-year-old man found dead

A 56-year-old man was found dead Sunday in a grassy area in the 1100 block of Rosewood Avenue in north Boulder, according to Boulder police Sgt. Alastair McNiven.

He said the man was with friends, lay down to sleep and then couldn’t be roused. The man, who appeared to be homeless, was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m., he said.

The man’s name was withheld pending notification of relatives.

McNiven said the death didn’t appear to be suspicious, but the Boulder County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death.


This area includes the bridge on N. Broadway spanning Fourmile Creek; lots of homeless people hang out underneath this bridge on a 24/7 basis. I haven’t been there for years, but I frequently hear the accounts of others describing it as a trashed-out dump. Just yesterday morning at Boulder Shelter, one homeless guy told me about picking up three bags of garbage there — I’m really hoping that he isn’t the one who later died.

It’s NOT a surprise that there would be two men found dead outside in this neighborhood in a short amount of time since the City of Boulder has turned it into a homeless ghetto. Yet, the seven or more deaths of Housing First program residents inside 1175 Lee Hill goes unreported.

Dead is dead, people, and it doesn’t matter one darn bit to those who are down-and-out if they die underneath a bridge, behind a vacant house, or in a $250K apartment that the clueless do-gooders and greedy nonprofits are so proud of . . .

Again, I credit the DC for avoiding use of the pejorative term “transient” — one that ought to be reserved for criminal suspects who have no ties to Boulder County.

— MRW 


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