Denver YMCA shooting death of Namantha Noller Rice – Obituary
Namantha Noller Rice, a 19-year-old woman was discovered dead in a stairway of the YMCA at East 16th Avenue and North Broadway on Saturday, April 23, 2022 and a suspect has been detained. The suspect has been identified as Innis Lee Collins, 39.
Officers arrived at the building at 8:15 a.m. on April 23 after receiving a report of a person who was unconscious in a stairway. Namantha Noller Rice, the deceased, was declared dead at the site.
According to the Denver Medical Examiner’s Office, the cause of death was suffocation and blunt-force injuries.
Investigators identified Innis Lee Collins, 39, as the suspect and arrested him on charges of first-degree murder on Tuesday, according to DPD.
Rice and Collins were thought to be in a relationship.