POLICE SEEK TEEN IN SLAYING OF TWO NEAR FOUNTAIN
el paso county» Authorities are searching for a person of interest in the deaths of two Colorado Springs teens.
Investigators are hoping to talk to 18-year-old Diego Carlos Chacon, known as Casper, said Jacqueline Kirby, a spokeswoman for the El Paso County sheriff. He’s 5-foot-9 and weighs about 150 pounds, she said.
“We feel that Chacon has information that is key to our investigation,” Kirby said.
Derek Benjamin Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, were found dead March 12 on the shoulder of Old Pueblo Road in a rural part of the county near Fountain. Derek was a freshman and Natalie a sophomore at Coronado High School.
The coroner’s office ruled their deaths homicides but has not said how they were killed.
Gustavo Marquez, 19, was arrested late Sunday on suspicion of two counts each of first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and aggravated robbery and one count of child abuse resulting in death.
Unseasonable weather triggers record flows in Elk River
B steamboat springs» A warm March in Routt County has led to record-setting flows through the Elk River.
Flows in the Elk River hit a 24-hour peak of 1,050 cubic feet per second early Monday, nearly doubling the record for the date, 524 cfs in 2007.
Similarly, the Yampa River was flowing through downtown Steamboat Springs at a rate of 408 cubic feet per second, well above the median of 150 cfs.
High flows in the Elk River have been driven by snow melting under bright skies and daytime temperatures in the 60s.
Missing teen safe in Texas.
A 13-year-old girl missing since Friday, when her family was on vacation in Colorado Springs, has been found safe in her home state. Adalie Rivera was found in Dumas, Texas, nearly 200 miles north of her hometown of Lubbock, Colorado Springs police said Tuesday. “She is safe,” police said. Police did not provide details on how the girl was found or how she made her way back to Texas. Rivera was staying with her family at the Quality Inn Colorado Springs Airport hotel on Aerotech Drive when she went missing. She left with no money and had no friends in the Pikes Peak region, police previously said.
RTD: Driver involved in fiery four-vehicle crash east of Boulder was contractor B
boulder» The Regional Transportation District said the 73year-old man driving one of its buses who has been charged with causing a four-vehicle crash on Arapahoe Road on Monday was a contracted driver. Richard Castle, 73, was issued a summons for careless driving resulting in injury after reportedly rear-ending a stopped commercial van, crushing it against a flatbed semi and causing the van to burst into flames. Denver Post wire services