Dismembered Body Found in Southwestern Colorado

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Cortez, Colo. (AP) Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man after parts of a dismembered body were found in up to three places around Cortez in southwestern Colorado.

Montezuma county sheriff Gerald Wallace announced the arrest Thursday. Authorities haven't released the names of the suspect or the victim, but Wallace says the victim was also male.

Coroner Charlie Rosenbaugh says investigators have been checking three areas where body parts might be located. He declined to identify them, but the Cortez Journal reports that authorities were searching a house and property just south of Cortez, about 250
miles southwest of Denver.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Cortez police are participating in the investigation.