9-23-21 Update: An arrest has been made in this case, click here to read more.
Update: At this point in the investigation, investigators have determined the circumstances surrounding the death of the person found inside the Grand Junction home is suspicious. A person of interest has been detained. There is no active threat to the community. Investigators are continuing to process the scene and interview potential witnesses. 29 1/2 Road is back open.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding a death at a residence in Grand Junction.
At approximately 4:15 Wednesday afternoon, the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a report of fire at a home on 29 1/2 Road near Parkway Drive. After the fire was extinguished, a person was found inside deceased.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office responded and is investigating.
29 1/2 Road is closed between Parkway Dr and Patterson Road. It is expected to be closed for the remainder of the evening while the investigation continues.
The Mesa County Coroner's Office will determine the cause and manner of death as well as release the identity of the deceased once next of kin is notified.