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CBI Virtually Honors Colorado’s Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest Winners

05/27/2021—On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, members of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) virtually recognized three, 5th grade students for their winning entries as part of the National Missing Children’s Day poster contest. 

CBI Director John Camper and others presented the first-place award to 5th grade student Paul Irvine,   from Stone Creek Charter School in Gypsum, Colorado, who won Colorado’s poster contest in recognition of National Missing Children’s Day on May 25. 

CBI is Hiring

05/20/2021—Looking to start a career with the CBI? There are currently several openings across the Bureau, including Forensic Services and Support Services. 

Forensic Services has two openings for Evidence Technicians in Arvada and Grand Junction. 

Two Arrested in La Junta Homicide

05/18/2021–Two people have been arrested in connection with the homicide of a La Junta man occurring around 6:30 p.m., on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Matthew Perez (DOB: 10/07/1982) Garden City, Kansas, faces charges of First Degree Murder, and Nikki Olivas (DOB: 01/24/1989) Garden City, Kansas, faces charges of Accessory to First Degree Murder in connection to the homicide of Ernesto Apodaca DOB 05/20/1972. Apodaca was shot inside of his vehicle parked in front of his apartment building located in the 600 block of Sunrise Avenue in the Morningside Heights neighborhood Friday evening.

Police Investigate Homicide in La Junta

05/15/2021 –The La Junta Police Department and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are conducting a criminal investigation involving a homicide that occurred at 1510 East Sixth Street in the Morningside Heights neighborhood on Friday, May 14, 2021. 

The victim, a 48-year-old La Junta man, was shot inside of his vehicle parked in front of his apartment building by a white or Hispanic male, possibly in his 30’s. The name of the victim is not being released at this time.

Name of Deceased Released in Cañon City OIS

05/10/2021—The name of the deceased in the Cañon City Police Department officer-involved shooting has been named. 

Dalton Lee Buckholz (DOB: 08/10/1992), Cañon City, was shot during an incident involving two members of the Cañon City Police Department near the Quality Inn on Colorado State Highway 50 near Dozier Avenue, just after 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021.  A 20-year-old male passenger inside the vehicle was also shot, but is expected to survive his injuries.

Arrest Made in Suzanne Morphew Case in Chaffee County

05/05/2021--Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office--The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced that Barry Morphew (DOB: 10/17/1967), Poncha Springs, was arrested on Murder in the First Degree (F1), Tampering with Physical Evidence (F6) and Attempt to Influence a Public Servant (F4) in connection with the murder of Suzanne Morphew.