Tag Archives: murder

Man Arrested After Deadly Assault

One man was arrested after an assault turned deadly in Mesa County over the weekend. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an assault in Grand Junction Sunday morning, where they found the body of a 30-year-old Hispanic male. 31-year-old Elias Hernandez of Grand Continue reading

Coroner ID’s Body, Rules Death A Homicide

The body that was discovered during an investigation in Eagle County earlier this week has been positively identified as 74-year-old Catherine Kelley of Edwards. Sheriff’s deputies responded Continue reading

Man With Murder Warrant Arrested

A man with a warrant for first degree murder was arrested Thursday in Rifle. Police located the vehicle of 53-year-old Michael Syperda at a Rifle apartment complex. After confirming that a person of Syperda’s description was living in one Continue reading

No Extradition For “Dating Game Killer”

156909_alcala_AJS_AJS“The Dating Game Killer” Rodney Alcala who was recently charged with the 1977 murder of Christine Thornton in Sweetwater County, will not be extradited from California to face the charges.  Alcala’s is currently being housed in the medical wing of Corcoran Penitentiary in California, Continue reading

$2 Million Bond Set In Murder Case

olivo-tellez-booking-photoA $2 million dollar cash only bond was set earlier this week for Gustavo Olivio-Tellez, the man suspected of murdering 24 year old Blanca  Salas  in Glenwood Springs last week.  Prosecutors believe that Olivio-Tellez planned the crime for several days before committing the murder.  This is the Continue reading

Identity Of Murder Victim Released

Murder-300The Identity of the woman found murdered last week in Glenwood Springs has been released by the Garfield County Sheriff’s office. The victim has been identified as 24 year old Blanca Salas of Glenwood. An autopsy performed yesterday confirmed that Salas died Continue reading

24 Year Old Woman Murdered

olivo-tellez-booking-photoA woman was found murdered over the weekend at the Pinon Pines apartments in Glenwood Springs. Friday night, police discovered the body of a 24 year old female who appeared to be the victim of extreme domestic violence.  After an initial investigation, it was Continue reading

Thomas Johnson Found Guilty For Murder Of Lori Bases

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A Routt County jury convicted Thomas Johnson Saturday, of Murder in the First Degree, for killing Lori Bases in Steamboat Springs in May of 2000. This was Johnson’s third trial and conviction for the murder. His two prior convictions were overturned on appeal. The jury declined to find Johnson guilty of additional charges of First Degree Criminal Trespass and Criminal Mischief for the vandalism of Bases’ vehicle in April of 2000. The verdict followed a 13 day trial in a Routt County District Court. The Continue reading

39 Year Old Murder Case Solved

156909_alcala_AJS_AJSA California man has been charged for his involvement in a 1977 Sweetwater County homicide.

Murder charges have been filed against 73 year old Rodney James Alcala from California, following a 34 year investigation by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office.  Alcala, a condemned California Department of Corrections inmate, has been charged with first degree murder, though it is Continue reading

Johnson Receives 35 Years For Routt County Murder

lucas.johnson.mug.shot.800Lucas Johnson, the man who pleaded guilty to killing Edward Zimmerman and attempted escape from the Routt County Jail was sentenced to 35 years in prison yesterday. Johnson was charged with murder, after Zimmerman’s body was discovered naked, and wrapped in plastic, in a chicken Continue reading

Murderer of Patricia Richmond Sentenced to 50 years

Patricia-RichmondCole Pollard, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 2nd Degree Murder and Attempted Sexual Assault for the killing of Patricia Richmond in North Routt County which occurred in June last year. Per a plea agreement, Pollard was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison. Specifically, the Court ordered Mr. Pollard to serve 40 years in prison for murder to be followed by a consecutive 10 years to life for attempted sexual assault. Continue reading

Murder Mystery Dinner Tomorrow

murder mysteryTickets are still available for the “Million Dollar Murder” performance that is taking place Saturday in Craig. The event will occur at the Moffat County Fair Grounds Pavilion starting at 7. The audience involved mystery show asks participants to discuss what is Continue reading