Police Investigate Possible Cyanide Poisoning

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) Denver police are investigating the death of a man at a hotel after the coroner reported there was an indication of cyanide poisoning.

Police spokesman John White says it appears the man had been dead for several days before his body was discovered this morning in a room at the Burnsley hotel, about four blocks from the Colorado State Capitol.

White says there is no evidence suggesting foul play.

He says police and a hazardous material team responded to the hotel after the coroner conducting an autopsy reported there was an indication of cyanide poisoning. The hazardous team found white powder inside a bottle in the man's room and Denver fire Department Spokesman Alex Paez says they are trying to determine what the
Substance is.

Paez says crews declared the hotel safe, though the room where the body was found would have to be professionally cleaned. Streets around the hotel were reopened at about five this evening.

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