Albuquerque Journal

Suspect arrested after human remains found in suitcases


DENVER — A man arrested after human remains were found in two suitcases near a trail in southwest Denver has been charged with firstdegre­e murder and tampering with a corpse.

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced the charges Tuesday against 28-yearold Benjamin Satterthwa­ite, who is accused of killing and dismemberi­ng 33-year-old Joshua Lockard.

Police say city workers found the suitcases on Dec. 29 and called police.

Officers were called for a medical emergency Jan. 1 at an apartment a few miles away, where they say they found evidence and a crime scene consistent with the homicide case. Satterthwa­ite was arrested after further investigat­ion.

Police believe the men knew each other.

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