Sheriff's Office Identifies Victim and Suspect in Death Investigation Case in Black Forest

August 18, 2022

On August 15, 2022, at approximately 6:48 p.m., deputies responded to a residence within the 15000 block of Pole Pine Point, Black Forest, regarding a disturbance. The residence is within a large gated community called the Black Forest Reserve, an unincorporated community of El Paso County.

When deputies entered the residence, they found two adults deceased. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office detectives were called out to process the scene.  

Based on evidence and observations, the detectives are investigating this case as a murder/suicide. The Sheriff’s Office is not looking for any additional suspects.

The deceased victim has been identified by the El Paso County Coroner's Office as 50 year-old Breana Tilley.

The suspect has been identified as 53 year-old David Tilley, DOB: 09/06/1968. The cause and manner of death for both will be released by the El Paso County Coroner's Office.

The relationship between the victim and suspect was by marriage and they both resided in the home. A motive for the shooting is being investigated.

Our sympathies go out to the friends and family of all affected by this tragedy.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Tip line at 719-520-7777. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers at 719-634-7867.

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