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Aug 19, 2011 12:17 AM by Matt Stafford

Springs mother shocked by death of son

A Colorado Springs mother says she's still feeling "numb" about the loss of her son; everything is still tough for her to come to terms with.

On Thursday, Colorado Springs Police identified a body found in the woods behind a Colorado Springs apartment complex Wednesday as 20-year-old William Mickle. The El Paso County Coroner says the cause of death was multiple blows from a sharp object.

Mickle was a 2008 graduate of Harrison High School in Colorado Springs, according to his mother Deborah.

The body was found tucked away behind Lenmar Drive and the Sienna Place apartments. Police says it's not in a place where people would have easily come across.

"It's a difficult thing to find, you're not going to stumble across it just walking down the trail," Sgt. Darrin Abbink, with C.S.P.D., told News First 5 at the scene on Wednesday.

19-year-old Jordan Rowland from Colorado Springs was arrest Wednesday night. He is facing a first --degree murder charge and is being held without bond.

Deborah Mickle, William's mother, tells NF5 that William was smart and very likable. She says he was a good guy and very loyal to his friends. Memorial services for William have been set for Monday at 2 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance. Deborah says the service will be open to the public.

Memorial donations in Will's name may be made to the Robert D. Sutherland Memorial Foundation; P.O. Box 1169 Niwot, CO 80544-1169. Or at Urban Peak Colorado Springs located at 423 E. Cucharras St.

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