Death of 13-year-old girl in Pueblo West determined to be homicide

A Pueblo County Sheriff's Office vehicle sits in front of a Pueblo West home where a 13-year-old girl was found dead on Monday.

A teenage girl found dead in her Pueblo West home Monday died as a result of homicide, the Pueblo County Coroner’s office announced Wednesday.

The victim has been identified as 13-year-old Haley Perkins, Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter said on Twitter.

According to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, no suspects have been identified.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 600 block of East Clarion Drive at about 10:45 a.m. Monday morning on a report of an unresponsive female. When they arrived, they found the victim deceased.

Because of the victim’s age, the incident was initially investigated by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office as a suspicious death. After an autopsy, the coroner’s office determined her death was caused by homicide.

Additional information, Cotter said, will be released as the homicide investigation progresses.

Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information or who may have seen anything suspicious in the area is asked to call the sheriff's office at 719-583-6250 or contact Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP (7867) or

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Chieftain editor Zach Hillstrom can be reached at or on Twitter @ZachHillstrom.

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