A suspicious death that Colorado Springs Police were investigating early Sunday has been ruled the 27th homicide of the year, leaving the city one slaying closer to breaking a 2011 record of 32 .

Carlos Eduardo Zuasnabar, 25, was found stabbed to death in a parking lot outside of a church on the 3900 block of N. Academy Boulevard in northeast Colorado Springs around 5 a.m. The El Paso County Coroner’s Office ruled Zuasnabar’s death a homicide Monday.

“Sadly, this marks the 27th homicide for CSPD in 2013,” police spokeswoman Barbara Miller said in a press release. “Last year at this time, 19 homicides were investigated. There were a total of 22 [homicides] in 2012.”

Police say no suspects have been identified and that an investigation is continuing. Authorities urge anyone with information to contact police at 719-444-7000.

Of the 26 homicides before Zuasnabar was killed, all have been solved with the exception of the brutal strangling of a UCCS student in her apartment last spring.

Jesse Paul, Editor-in-Chief

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