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Donthe Lucas arrested

    It’s a case that’s been ongoing for nearly five years, but justice for Kelsie Schelling took a new turn last Friday, Dec. 1. Donthe Lucas, 25, was arrested by Pueblo Police Department along with agents from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation on first-degree murder charges.
    While many view the arrest as long overdue, Kelsie’s family remains cautiously optimistic. “We’re thankful for the arrest but know we have a long road ahead of us,” said Kelsie’s mom, Laura Saxton of Yuma. “We’re just starting a new chapter in what we know will be a long process.”
    Her dad, Doug Schelling of Holyoke, reiterated, “I still have a daughter missing.” While they’re glad that an arrest has been made, he added, “It doesn’t seem much different to us.”
    For them, the focus continues to be the search for their daughter and her unborn child. Kelsie, who grew up

Read more at: https://www.holyokeenterprise.com/local/donthe-lucas-arrested

Arrest made in Kelsie Schelling case

PUEBLO, Colo. (PUEBLO PD) – “While there’s some thankfulness that we will get justice for Kelsie, we have a long road ahead of us.”

Laura Saxton, the mother of Kelsie Schelling spoke with 11 News soon after police announced an arrest in connection to the homicide of Kelsie.

“I am still heartbroken that we don’t have her and I don’t know that we will ever get her back. I have always said all along is all I want is Kelsie.”

Years following the disappearance of a pregnant woman who went missing detectives from the Pueblo Police Department arrested her boyfriend for murder.

Donthe Lucas, 25, was already in custody for an unrelated charge when police made the announcement Friday they had arrested him for 1st-degree murder in connection to the 2013 homicide of Schelling. Schelling was 22 at the time of her disappearance. Lucas is being held

Read more at: http://www.kktv.com/content/news/BREAKING-Arrest-made-in-Kelsie-Schelling-case-461351743.html

Arrest made in Kelsie Schelling case – KKTV.com

PUEBLO, Colo. (PUEBLO PD) – “While there’s some thankfulness that we will get justice for Kelsie, we have a long road ahead of us.”

Laura Saxton, the mother of Kelsie Schelling, spoke with 11 News soon after police announced an arrest in connection to the homicide of Kelsie.

“I am still heartbroken that we don’t have her and I don’t know that we will ever get her back. I have always said all along is all I want is Kelsie.”

Years following the disappearance of a pregnant woman who went missing detectives from the Pueblo Police Department arrested her boyfriend for murder.

Donthe Lucas, 25, was already in custody for an unrelated charge when police made the announcement Friday they had arrested him for first-degree murder in connection to the 2013 homicide of Schelling. Schelling was 22 at

Read more at: http://www.kktv.com/content/news/BREAKING-Arrest-made-in-Kelsie-Schelling-case-461351743.html

Skeletal remains found by hiker near Glenwood Springs matched to Rifle man

Glenwood Springs investigators are looking into a case of human remains found east of town and matched to a Rifle man missing since 2013.

His cause of death remains unknown.

A hiker who had been on Lookout Mountain in March reported finding skeletal remains. The hiker found the bones on land that is part of Glenwood Springs, and personnel from the Garfield County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices responded, retrieving a skull and jawbone from the site, according to a coroner’s office press release sent Wednesday afternoon.

Among the remains were also deteriorated clothing and an ID for Thomas Norberg, a Rifle man who would now be 40.

Norberg’s next of kin reported they had not been in contact with him since 2012, when he was jailed in Garfield County in an assault case.

“Norberg was released in January of 2013 and failed to

Read more at: http://www.vaildaily.com/news/skeletal-remains-found-by-hiker-near-glenwood-springs-matched-to-rifle-man/

GarCo investigators seek more information on Thomas Norberg

Rifle man’s identity is confirmed, circumstances of death unknown

The Garfield County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity of a man whose remains were discovered March 27 on Lookout Mountain east of Glenwood Springs as 40-year-old Thomas Norberg of Rifle. Now, the Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone with information regarding Norberg’s whereabouts after his release from jail in January 2013, or with information relating to his death, to contact investigator Treava Guerette in the coroner’s office at 970-665-6335.

Upon the initial discovery in late March, investigators had located some deteriorated clothing and an identification card that belonged to Norberg, according to a statement. Investigators then returned to the site on April 30 after earlier attempts were thwarted by bad weather. The remains were located on a piece of land owned by the city of Glenwood Springs and the Glenwood Springs Police also took part in the investigation.
 Read more at: http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/175568

Remains of Rifle man missing since his 2013 release from jail found east of Glenwood

Glenwood Springs investigators are looking into a case of human remains found east of town and matched to a Rifle man missing since his release from jail in 2013.

His cause of death remains unknown.

A hiker who had been on Lookout Mountain in March reported finding skeletal remains. The hiker found the remains on land that is part of Glenwood Springs, and personnel from the Garfield County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices responded, retrieving a skull and jawbone from the site, according to a coroner’s office press release sent Wednesday afternoon.

Among the remains were also deteriorated clothing and an ID for Thomas Norberg, a Rifle man who would now be 40.

Norberg’s next of kin reported they had not been in contact with him since 2012, when he was jailed in Garfield County in an assault case.

“Norberg was released in January of 2013 and failed to appear for a court date in February 2013,”

Read more at: http://www.aspentimes.com/priority/main-headline/remains-of-rifle-man-missing-since-his-2013-release-from-jail-found-east-of-glenwood/

Remains of Rifle man missing since his 2013 release from jail found …

Glenwood Springs investigators are looking into a case of human remains found east of town and matched to a Rifle man missing since his release from jail in 2013.

His cause of death remains unknown.

A hiker who had been on Lookout Mountain in March reported finding skeletal remains. The hiker found the remains on land that is part of Glenwood Springs, and personnel from the Garfield County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices responded, retrieving a skull and jawbone from the site, according to a coroner’s office press release sent Wednesday afternoon.

Among the remains were also deteriorated clothing and an ID for Thomas Norberg, a Rifle man who would now be 40.

Norberg’s next of kin reported they had not been in contact with him since 2012, when he was jailed in Garfield County in an assault case.

“Norberg was released in January of 2013 and failed to appear for a court date in February 2013,”

Read more at: http://www.aspentimes.com/priority/main-headline/remains-of-rifle-man-missing-since-his-2013-release-from-jail-found-east-of-glenwood/

Remains of man who left jail in 2013 and disappeared are found east of Glenwood

Glenwood Springs investigators are looking into a case of human remains found east of town and matched to a Rifle man missing since his release from jail in 2013.

His cause of death remains unknown.

A hiker who had been on Lookout Mountain in March reported finding skeletal remains. The hiker found the remains on land that is part of Glenwood Springs, and personnel from the Garfield County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices responded, retrieving a skull and jawbone from the site, according to a coroner’s office press release sent Wednesday afternoon.

Among the remains were also deteriorated clothing and an ID for Thomas Norberg, a Rifle man who would now be 40.

Norberg’s next of kin reported they had not been in contact with him since 2012, when he was jailed in Garfield County in an assault case.

“Norberg was released in January of 2013 and failed to appear for a court date in February 2013,”

Read more at: http://www.postindependent.com/news/skeletal-remains-found-on-lookout-mountain/

He left jail in 2013 and disappeared; now remains are found east of Glenwood

Glenwood Springs investigators are looking into a case of human remains found east of town and matched to a Rifle man missing since his release from jail in 2013.

His cause of death remains unknown.

A hiker who had been on Lookout Mountain in March reported finding skeletal remains. The hiker found the remains on land that is part of Glenwood Springs, and personnel from the Garfield County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices responded, retrieving a skull and jawbone from the site, according to a coroner’s office press release sent Wednesday afternoon.

Among the remains were also deteriorated clothing and an ID for Thomas Norberg, a Rifle man who would now be 40.

Norberg’s next of kin reported they had not been in contact with him since 2012, when he was jailed in Garfield County in an assault case.

“Norberg was released in January of 2013 and failed to appear for a court date in February 2013,”

Read more at: http://www.postindependent.com/news/skeletal-remains-found-on-lookout-mountain/

No Stone Unturned: The True Story of NecroSearch International, the World’s Premier Forensic Investigators

Founded in 1991 as a nonprofit forensic investigative team, NecroSearch International specializes in homicide cases shelved because of “corpus indelecti” that is, a body cannot be produced as evidence that a murder has taken place. Coming from a wide range of backgrounds geophysicists to “cadaver dog” specialists to chemists and rank-and-file cops the members of NecroSearch combine their skills to produce the most proficient (and most exciting) detective work since Sherlock Holmes. They take the coldest cases and comb for hidden graves on rural hillsides, in suburban backyards and at the bottom of mud-choked riverbeds, searching for remains that have been buried anywhere from two to 20 years. (Or 70, as in the notorious Romanov family case.) Having sharpened his true crime teeth on Monster, Jackson competes here with two other books on forensic science to appear this season: Michael Baden and Marion Roach’s Dead Reckoning and Corpse by Jessica Snyder Sachs. But while those books concentrate on the establishment of forensic methods as formidable weapons in the fight for criminal justice, No Stone Unturned: The True Story of NecroSearch International, the World’s Premier Forensic Investigators combines the burden of scientific proof with rousing tales of police work out in the field or the quarry, the Rocky Mountains or someone’s backyard. The book covers the group’s quirky beginnings and digs into its most important cases suspensefully; Jackson’s sharp eye misses nothing in the painstakingly rendered details. A must-have for true crime fans, it should also be of great interest to anyone fascinated with the practical applications of science.