Suspect in Falcon Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Case Deceased

December 8, 2018

On December 5, 2018, at approximately 1:45 PM, deputies were dispatched to the Walmart located at 11550 Meridian Market View, in unincorporated El Paso County for a report of a stranger Kidnapping and Sexual Assault.

The victim exited the store and loaded groceries into her vehicle.  As she returned the cart, the suspect walked towards her unlocked vehicle and entered the rear passenger door.  When the victim returned to her vehicle, the suspect held her at gunpoint with a handgun, and told her to drive. 

The suspect directed her from the parking lot to a remote location, where he sexually assaulted her.  He forced the victim to drive back towards the Walmart where he made her park behind the store. 

The suspect then walked back to his vehicle.  It is possible he attempted to contact another female and tried to get into her vehicle, just prior to this event.

Through community tips and tenacious investigative work, the suspect was located in Aurora, Colorado.  On December 7, 2018, at approximately 9:00 PM, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office along with the Aurora Police Department SWAT responded to the 1200 block of S. Zeno Circle, and the suspect subsequently took his life.

The identity of the suspect will not be released until positive identification has been made by the Coroner's Office and the next of kin has been notified.

We would like to extend our gratitude to our community for calling in with tips and the Aurora Police Department for their assistance in this case.

MR 18-136