Positive identification of human remains found in two suitcases in Denver

The human remains found in two suitcases along a trail in southwest Denver have been positively identified.

The remains are of 33-year-old Joshua Lockard, according to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. DNA analysis performed by the Denver Crime Lab Forensic and Evidence Division positively identified the remains.

Benjamin David Satterthwaite, 28, is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder in the case. The remains were discovered Dec. 29 in the 1700 block of South Java Way.

The cause and manner of Lockard’s death is pending, the coroner’s office said in a news release.


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