Denver bar set on fire to hide five murders

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DENVER, CO – A mystery in the Mile-High City. An early morning fire at a dive bar just south of downtown Denver proved there was much more than meets the eye.

Once firefighters got the fire under control, they discovered five dead bodies; four women and one man inside the bar.

But investigators don’t believe they died in the flames.

“The business was obviously set on fire or arson, I’m guessing, to mask the homicide that occurred inside at this point,” said Denver PD Commander Ron Saunier.

Investigators are being pretty tight-lipped about the exact cause of death, only hinting that there were ‘obvious signs of trauma’, enough to officially call the scene a homicide.

People who live and work near ‘Fero’s Bar and Grill’ describe the place as ‘sketchy’ with ‘frosted windows so nobody can see what’s going on inside.’

Now it’s up to investigators to answer that question.