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Posted on: July 16, 2020

JCSO Identifies and Arrests Suspect


Jefferson County, CO.  In the late evening of July 15, 2020, JCSO deputies arrested Esther Epperson (7/2/1971) in connection with the homicide of Joe Trujillo on Monday, July 13, 2020. Investigators worked around the clock collecting evidence, following leads, and conducting interviews to be able to identify Epperson as the shooter in this case. Epperson will be booked into the Jefferson County Detention Center on the charge of First Degree Murder after obtaining medical clearance.

This investigation is still on going and anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at (303) 271-5612 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867); reference case number 20-13581.

Esther Epperson 7-2-1971

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