You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Five found slain in Denver bar arson

DENVER — Denver police have no suspects as they investigate the deaths of five people whose bodies were found at a neighborhood bar after a fire broke out early Wednesday. Investigators believe the five were killed before the fire and the blaze was set to cover up the slayings.

The fire at Fero’s Bar & Grill was spotted just before 2 a.m., closing time for bars, by a police officer on patrol. Firefighters found four women and a man dead inside.

Continue reading below

Police Chief Robert White said there is nothing to indicate a murder-suicide, indicating that whoever is responsible is still at large. He said he was hopeful the killings were an isolated act but could not say for sure yet.

‘‘It’s very alarming and that’s why it’s so important that we investigate it to the fullest,’’ White said, as investigators continued their work inside the bar.

The bar is located in a strip mall about 5 miles south of downtown Denver.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of