A body was found near Cascade Friday morning, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said.

It is being investigated as a homicide.

The sheriff's office tweeted that westbound U.S. 24 between Wellington Road, near Green Mountain Falls, and Cave of the Winds Road, near Manitou Springs, will be completely shut down until at least 9:45 a.m.

KKTV reported that the road is blocked off with yellow tape and that an SUV and pickup truck are damaged near the side of the road, but it is not known whether they are related to the homicide.

This is a developing story.

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