Montrose couple found dead

Teen son found pair inside home

Authorities investigate the deaths of two people at a home in Montrose County on Monday. Investigators with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Montrose County Coroner’s office, Montrose County Sheriff’s Department and the Montrose County District Attorney’s office were looking into the deaths.

MONTROSE — Law enforcement authorities are looking for a man age 19 or 20 for questioning in the deaths of a couple found Monday morning at 16378 6030 Road.

“At 7:58 ... we received a 911 call from a 15-year-old male who reported he had found his parents dead,” Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap said.

Dunlap had no details as to how the two died.

“This person was believed to be here last night or yesterday some time,” Dunlap said of the 19- or 20-year-old. “We just want to talk to this person to establish a time line.”

There was no sign of forced entry to the residence, Dunlap said.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Department, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the deputy coroner and a special investigator with the district attorney’s office were at the home near the intersection of 6030 Road and Oasis Drive.

A search warrant was executed at 12:30 Monday afternoon on the brown log cabin located at the end of a long driveway. Dunlap did not release the names of the two victims.

According to the Montrose County Assessor’s office, the property is owned by a company called River Rat LLC. The name on the quit-claim property deed is Kama Sanburg, who lists the same 6030 address as her residence.

A neighbor said Sanburg and Scott Clarke lived at the residence, along with a teenage boy. Another neighbor described waking up each morning and seeing smoke coming from the home’s chimney. The neighbor said there were no signs of smoke Monday morning.

Both neighbors did not want to be identified.

Sanburg is known to have family living in the Montrose and Olathe areas.

Another death scene was also being investigated near Colona Monday morning. Dunlap said it was unrelated and he believed it was an unattended suicide.


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