Jefferson County, CO. – Police are on the hunt for unknown suspects involved in an overnight homicide in Jefferson County. At approximately 10:45 p.m. on April 19, a 20-year old female was driving northbound near the 10600 block of Indiana St. Suspects, possibly from a vehicle or the side of the road, threw a large rock at the victim’s vehicle, which struck and killed her.
The victim is identified as Alexa Bartell from Arvada. In the moments before she was killed, Alexa was on her phone talking to a friend when the phone went silent. Alexa’s friend tracked her phone and drove to the location on Indiana St. She found Alexa fatally wounded inside her car, which was off the roadway in a field.
This appears to be part of an overnight crime series possibly involving a light-colored pickup truck or SUV. Here is the approximate timeline of crimes as we know it:
UPDATED Timeline 04/24/23 at 3:00 PM
- 10:04 p.m. – Westminster - 100th Ave. & Simms St. – rock through windshield – driver not injured
- 10:26 p.m. – Arvada - Hwy 93 at Hwy 72 – rock through windshield – minor injuries to driver
(These 4 incidents occurred between 10:26 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.)
• Jefferson County - Hwy 93 near Hwy 128 - No injuries. Rock thrown through minivan's driver's side windows damaged.
• Jefferson County - Hwy 93 near Hwy 128 - No injuries. Rock cracked windshield of Subaru Forester.
• Boulder County - McCaslin Blvd & S. Indiana St. (entrance to Rock Creek neighborhood) rock through windshield – minor injuries to driver
• Boulder County – McCaslin Blvd & S. Indiana St. (entrance to Rock Creek neighborhood) - rock vs.Toyota 4-Runner – body damage to vehicle, driver not injured
• 10:45 p.m. – Jefferson County – 10600 block of Indiana St. – rock through windshield of yellow Chevy Spark – homicide
We are working with Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Arvada Police and Westminster Police to gather information. We believe there may be more victims.
Investigators need the public’s help identifying and locating the suspects involved in these crimes. If you were in any of these areas and witnessed anything related to the suspect vehicle or the suspects who may have been inside, call the JCSO tip line at 303-271-5612. No piece of information is insignificant. We want to hear from you if you have home security or dash cameras that may have caught the vehicle driving by.
Map of incidents can be found here: https://jeffcosheriff.co/RockMap
The family of Alexa Bartell shared the attached photo for public release. The family asks for privacy at this time.