Son suspected in mom's death


Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies have identified a man they believe is tied to the death of an elderly Centennial woman, according to a statement provided by Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson.

David Wayne Kuroki, 53, was taken into custody April 2, hours after deputies were called to the 8600 block of Dry Creek Road to conduct a welfare check on an elderly resident of the Saddle Ridge condominium complex.

When they arrived, they found the body of his mother, 81-year-old Mae S. Kuroki.

Information gathered by the sheriff’s office was shared with other law enforcement agencies regarding the suspect.

Deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for medical service in the 11000 block of East Lansing Circle, in the Meridian area of Douglas County, advising the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office they had made contact with the suspect.

Kuroki was then transported to a local hospital for treatment of self-inflicted injuries.

It is not clear whether Kuroki resided with his mother at the time of her death or not.

Arapahoe County Undersheriff David Walcher would not provide further comment on the victim, or on the suspect or the circumstances surrounding the case.

“We will provide additional details regarding this ongoing investigation as they become available.”


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