Second body found in Dry Creek in north Loveland The Denver Post

Another body has been found in Dry Creek in north Loveland, just over two weeks after an adult male was found on the banks of the creek in late June.

According to Tom Hacker, spokesman for the Loveland Police Department, police were called out to the creek after a mosquito control employee working in the area found the body in the water behind businesses in the 3600 block of North Garfield Avenue. Hacker said it is believed that the body had been there for a while.

As of 3 p.m. Wednesday crews were still investigating and working to remove the adult male from the waters in the creek. While some LPD officers and investigators stood at the bank of the creek,  drone operators analyzed the area to help Loveland Fire Rescue Authority rescue crews safely reach the location.

This is the second body found in the same vicinity in Dry Creek. On June 28 two children located the body of 35-year-old Matthew V. Lacassagne and called 911 around 8:30 p.m. that night. Lacassagne was found on the banks of the creek behind businesses in the 3300 block of North Garfield Avenue, three blocks away.

Lacassagne’s manner and cause of death has yet to be released by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office.

The identity of the second man, as well as how he died, also will be released by the Coroner’s Office.

Police have not released additional information on Lacassagne, his death, or how they think both men ended up dead in the creek. Hacker did note that there are homeless camps nearby, but he could not for certain tie either man to those locations.

“It is very hard to connect anyone to a camp unless they are seen there or their belongings are there,” said Hacker. “But yes, there are transient camps in the vicinity up and down Dry Creek.”

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