Monument Death Investigation Update

July 7, 2020

On July 3, 2020, at approximately 1:23 PM, our Communications Center dispatched Monument Police officers to Front Street located in Monument on a Check the Welfare call. Upon arriving on scene, officers discovered a deceased male and a deceased female inside a residence.

Due to the circumstances found, Monument Police Department asked for the assistance of our Investigations Division.  

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office positively identified the victim and the suspect in this investigation. The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Michelle Johnson. The suspect has been identified as 64-year-old Robert Johnson. Robert Johnson's death has been ruled a suicide. 

Our detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are investigating the deaths as a murder suicide but ultimately the cause and manner of death will be determined by the coroner’s office.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our Tip Line at 719-520-6666. 

If you are a victim and/or survivor of domestic violence and need support, we are here for you. 

If you’re unable to speak safely, you can text to 911 for help. Enter the numbers, "911" in the "To" field:
Text the location of the emergency, 
text the nature of the emergency,
push the "send" button,
send a clear short text message without abbreviations, slang, or emojis, and 
remember to stay calm. Answer questions and follow all instructions provided from the 9-1-1 call taker. 

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected in this tragedy. 

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