Body in Denver lake IDed; cause of death unknown
DENVER – The Denver coroner has identified a man whose body was found in a shallow lake in a city park.
The coroner’s office has identified the man as 37-year-old Brian Wichek. City workers spotted the body March 31 in a lake in central-Denver’s Washington Park.
The coroner’s office completed an autopsy and is waiting for test results to determine how he died.
The man’s older brother, Burt Wichek, told The Denver Post that his brother was a longtime United Airlines employee who transferred to Denver in 2000. His brother says he quit his job in 2008, left Denver and moved back last year.