Police investigating homicide on E. Denver Street

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Police are investigating an unattended death as a homicide after receiving preliminary autopsy reports.

At around 7:00 p.m. on August 11, police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of E. Denver Street for a report of an unconscious male. When police arrived, they located the male inside the residence, deceased.

Evidence was collected from the scene, and an autopsy scheduled to help determine the cause of death.

Police learned that significant trauma existed on the man following an autopsy on August 13. This indicated that his death was not self-inflicted.

The deceased has been identified as 63-year-old Joseph Bradford of Rapid City.

The RCPD and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office are working jointly on the homicide investigation.

Anyone with any information about Bradford’s death should contact police at 394-4131. An anonymous tip can also be submitted by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

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