Englewood homicide victim ID'd; police seek suspects

Three men wanted as "persons of interest;" reward offered

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A man killed near the South Platte River in Englewood on Aug. 25 has been identified as Joe Hix, 32.

Hix was stabbed to death where the Little Dry Creek bike path intersects with South Platte River Drive, just south of Dartmouth Avenue, according to Englewood Police.

Police are seeking three males who were seen leaving the area as “persons of interest,” according to a tweet.

Three males were seen riding bicycles in the area prior to the homicide, according to a news release from Metro Denver Crime Stoppers. Two wore dark clothing and short-sleeve shirts, and the third wore a white or light-colored shirt. At least one appeared to be wearing a backpack.

Police are also seeking to speak with anyone who may have picked up a male in the 1500 block of West Hampden Avenue — the area southwest of the highway interchange at South Santa Fe Drive and U.S. Highway 285 — shortly after the incident occurred, according to the release.

The homicide took place at 5:32 p.m. Aug. 25, according to the release.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers, an organization that collects information on unsolved crimes or individuals wanted by police. Those with information can remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000. The tip line is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The 3100 block of South Platte River Drive was closed. The area is home to a number of warehouses, commercial sites and industrial buildings beside the South Platte River.

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