08/24/2021 – The Alamosa woman who went missing in early August was located deceased in the county, transitioning the investigation from a missing person case to a homicide.
Cheyenne Goins (09/17/1999) of Alamosa was reported missing by her family on August 12, 2021.
Based on the investigation by the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Goins’ remains were located in a clandestine grave in a remote area in Alamosa County at Colorado State Highways 160 and 150 on August 21, 2021.
Goins death was ruled a homicide by the El Paso County Coroner; however, the manner of death is not being released, as that information is a key component of the investigation.
Lucas Antonio Salas Jr. (DOB: 10/21/1987), Alamosa, was considered a person of interest in Goins' disappearance, as he was one of several people to be last seen with the missing Alamosa woman. Salas was also the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting in Northglenn on August 18, 2021. Investigators have not connected Salas to Goins' homicide, and no arrests have been made in the case to date.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.