Lakewood detectives have found what appears to be an unusual collection of items at a vacant house in the 1200 block of Kline St.
At about 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, a cleaning crew that was hired by a real estate agent to prepare the house for listing found items they believed could be human remains in a shed.
After looking at the items in the shed, police agents could in fact see what appeared to be bones and other objects perhaps used in some type of occult worship.
Police were granted a search warrant for the entire property including the residence before continuing their investigation. The entire property was searched, and they found several bones that were obviously those of animals. They also found some that are most likely human and were collected.
The human bones were sent to a lab for further examination to determine if in fact they are human and to see if any type of DNA can be recovered. The process could take several weeks or months.
After investigating further, it was discovered that a man who once lived there was quite possibly an occultist. He moved from the property approximately 15-years-ago and is now deceased.
The contents of the shed were extremely soiled and dust covered and very possibly may have been undisturbed since the resident left. One of the man’s relatives lived at the house until a few months ago.
Detectives have no evidence at this time that would indicate the property including the shed were ever a crime scene. They feel it more likely that the items were acquired elsewhere and brought to the Kline St. location, according to information provided by police.
If the items are identified as being human in nature, detectives indicate that it may prove very difficult to determine when and where they were obtained.
Detectives are asking anyone who may information that would assist them in their investigation to call the Lakewood Police Department at 303-987-7111.
Randy Rodriguez, 41, has been taken into custody on Monday, Oct. 21.
Local law enforcement officials have been looking for Rodriguez since he bonded out of jail and cut off his ankle monitor.
Members of the Safe Streets Task Force, Fugitive Unit, with location assistance from Lakewood police, took Rodriguez into custody. The arrest occurred in the City of Englewood after a period of surveillance done by members of several law enforcement agencies.
Rodriguez had originally been arrested by Lakewood police in late September after a domestic violence incident where he severely beat his girlfriend. Two new warrants for Rodriguez’s arrest were issued after he cut the monitor off and disappeared.