A Fort Collins man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection to a suspicious death on North College Avenue last month.
Fort Collins police responded to a report of a deceased male in the 800 block of North College Avenue about 10:40 a.m. Nov. 21. Due to evidence at the scene, police began investigating the man’s death as suspicious, police said in a news release.
On Monday, police arrested 35-year-old Brian Townsend, recently of Fort Collins, on suspicion of first-degree murder, a Class 1 felony, in connection to the man’s death.
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Investigators believe Townsend and the deceased man, identified as 30-year-old Adam Clouser of Fort Collins, got into an argument on Nov. 19 and that Townsend stabbed Clouser, then left the area. A passerby found Clouser dead two days later, according to police.
Clouser died from multiple stab wounds and his death was ruled a homicide by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office.
Townsend remains in Larimer County Jail with no bond available. He has no other criminal history in Colorado, according to online court records.
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Townsend’s first appearance in the case is set for Monday morning in Larimer County.
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