Denver firefighter being investigated for child pornography is dead

A Denver firefighter who was arrested last week on suspicion of possessing child pornography is dead.

The death of 39-year-old Eric Trujillo, of Highlands Ranch, is being investigated by the Douglas County Coroner’s Office and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release.

An autopsy has been conducted, the coroner’s office said. A final ruling on the cause and manner of Trujillo’s death “will be made available at the completion of the investigation.”

Trujillo was arrested Wednesday at Denver Fire Station 36 after investigators received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Trujillo was released from the Arapahoe County Jail over the weekend after posting a $50,000 bond, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

“The Denver Fire Department extends condolences to the family and friends of Eric Trujillo, our hearts and prayers go out to his family,” said Capt. Greg Pixley, a department spokesman.

The child pornography case against Trujillo is closed with his death, said Deputy John Bartmann, a sheriff’s office spokesman.

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