Aurora police: Trio from Wyoming suspects in kidnapping and death of woman.

Three people from Wyoming have been arrested as suspects in connection to the kidnapping and death of a woman whose body was found Friday in Douglas County.

On Dec. 16, Aurora police were contacted by Fort Collins police about a missing person investigation, according to a news release. Investigators determined that the 29-year-old victim was last seen on Nov. 6 when she was allegedly kidnapped in the area of East Colfax Avenue and Victor Street.

The victim’s body was found near Colorado 83 and Russellville Road in Douglas County near Franktown, police said. A 2016 Chevrolet Malibu associated with the suspects was seen in the area where the body was found on Nov. 7. The vehicle has been seized.

The suspects, two men and a woman, were arrested in Sheridan, Wyo., on Wednesday on unrelated charges, police said. Aurora detective interviewed the trio and arrest warrants for first-degree kidnapping were secured. The suspects are being held at the Sheridan County Detention Center.

The victim was apparently killed by a gunshot wound, according to police.

Investigators identified the suspects as Shantel Edlund, 43, of Sheridan, Casey Childers, 39, of Casper, and Leo VanBuskirk, 23, of Sheridan. Police said they expect first-degree murder charges will be filed in the case.

 

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