|Fero's Bar & Grill|
(Scroll down for video) Four women and one man were found dead inside a burned down Colorado bar, according to reports.
Denver police said that a bar was set on fire to hide the murder of five people, who were found inside and were allegedly killed by other means.
The fire in the Fero's Bar & Grill was reported around closing time at 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Police Chief Robert White said.
Firefighters who responded to the fire, found four women and a man dead inside the bar. Police do not believe they died from the fire.
"The business has obviously been burned down by arson. I suppose it was down to mask the murder that happened inside," police commander Ronald Saunier said.
"There's evidence of trauma, which is sufficient information to believe that we have a homicide that occurred here. They did not perish in the fire," he said.
The bar is located in a shopping center about five miles south of downtown Denver, in one of the busiest streets in the city of Colorado Boulevard. It serves bar food and a few Asian dishes.
The five are believed to be the only ones in the bar when the fire started, other than whoever was
responsible for their deaths, so police are asking anyone who was in the place to come forward, while investigators try to piece together what happened.
The Denver coroner said the victims included Young Fero of a Denver suburb, Aurora. State records identify her as one of the owners of the bar, although it was not immediately clear if she had a business partner.
The other victims were identified as Daria M. Pohl, 22; Kellene Fallon, 45; Richter Ross, 29; and Tereasa Beesley, 45. Pohl, Fallon and Beesley were from Denver. Richter's hometown was not released.