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.