A man whom police suspect was involved in the death of a Colorado woman nearly two years ago has recently been arrested. The man was supposedly the woman’s ex-boyfriend, and Colorado police have found new evidence in the case that they suspect may link him to the murder. He was arrested in Garland County, and he is being held on a first-degree murder charge.
According to the police report, the man and the young woman were dating in Dec. 2011. On the 21st, the two attended a holiday party, and a witness saw the two of them leave as the man purportedly pushed her out the door. The woman’s body was found days later in a secluded area of the Ouachita National Forrest.
The autopsy report indicated that the woman died from drowning as well as blunt force trauma a few hours after she supposedly left the party. Police claim that by using cell phone records and GPS, they found that the boyfriend made two calls that night: one a short distance from where the body was found and another close to where her car was found. The police have used this evidence to issue a warrant against the man and ultimately arrest him.
Once the police found the man, they informed him of his charges. He was taken into custody without incident. A first-degree murder accusation is very serious, and the man could face a lot of jail time — but only if he is convicted. No matter the situation, it is important to remember that all Colorado residents accused of a crime are innocent until — and only if — proved guilty in a court of law.
Update: Kevin Duck Arrested in Colorado, Erin Hawley, Nov 26, 2013