- Associated Press - Sunday, October 15, 2017

BAYFIELD, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on the investigation into the death of a man whose body was found at a house fire in Bayfield (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

Authorities say they are investigating the death of a 42-year-old sheriff’s deputy who was found unresponsive inside a house that burned in southern Colorado.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Sunday that victim Jeremiah Lee was found in the early morning hours on Friday inside a residence on County Road 516 in the town of Bayfield.

According to the Durango Herald initial reports said fire crews found a man inside the house with a gunshot wound. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Medina said the cause of death had not been determined

The Herald says Lee was a long-time resident of Bayfield and had worked for the Durango Police for 18 years before joining the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office a year or two ago.

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3:05

Authorities are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man who was found unresponsive inside a house that burned in southern Colorado.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Sunday the victim was found in the early morning hours on Friday inside the residence on County Road 516.

The man was later pronounced dead and identified by the county coroner as Jeremiah Lee. No cause of death had been determined.

Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Medina says investigators also were looking at what caused the blaze. It occurred just outside the town of Bayfield near the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office requested the state’s assistance in the case.

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