Lakewood police have begun an active homicide investigation in the case of a missing Lakewood man.
Ryan Boyd Hicks, 34, faces charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, robbery and criminal possession of a financial credit device.
He is accused of killing Lakewood resident David Noren, 49.
He and Noren were roommates at the time of his disappearance.
On Friday, June 7, a body was found in Clear Creek County along Fall River Road. Lakewood detectives assisted Clear Creek authorities, and on June 10 the body was identified — with the assistance of the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office — as that of Noren.
According to information released by the Lakewood Police, results of an autopsy have lead police to classify the case a homicide.
As of June 12, authorities said Hicks was in the Graham County Jail in Arizona. He was arrested in Graham County for breaking into his father’s home.
According to information released by the police, a date has not been set for Hicks’ return to Colorado.
Noren was reported missing to Lakewood Police on May 20.
Hicks had been interviewed by detectives after Noren’s disappearance.
Police ask that anyone with information related to this investigation contact them at 303-987-7111.