El Paso County Crime

What we know: two teens found dead on shoulder of El Paso County road

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - The search for answers continues Tuesday after the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced that two people found dead off of Old Pueblo Road near Fountain Sunday were teenagers.

One of the teens was a boy and the other a girl.

The sheriff's office says it is not releasing their names until their identities are confirmed and their families notified.

The bodies were found on the shoulder of Old Pueblo Road about 3/4 of a mile south of Hanover Road. The area is just east of Fountain Creek, not far from Pikes Peak International Raceway. 

The bodies were spotted by passers-by who called 9-1-1 at around 8:45 a.m. Sunday.

Autopsies on the teens were performed Monday at the El Paso County Coroner's Office. The sheriff's office has not yet indicated how the teens were killed. The deaths are being investigated as homicides.

In a news release Monday evening, the sheriff's office said that it is asking the community to be vigilant and report anything out of the ordinary for the area. 

You're asked to call 719-390-5555 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867) if you have any information about these deaths. 

KRDO NewsChannel 13 is keeping in constant contact with the sheriff's office and we will continue to bring you updates on this investigation as they become available. 

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