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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Charges Filed in Arvada Homicide

First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the death of 38-year-old Veronica Sarinana. Christopher Louis Moffat, DOB: 5-26-83, has been charged with Murder in the First Degree (F1); Tampering with a Deceased Human Body (F3); and Tampering with Physical Evidence (F6).

On June 19, 2019 Arvada police received call about a female in a vehicle at 6431 Welch Court. When they arrived, they discovered Ms. Sarinana deceased in the vehicle.

According to the arrest affidavit, Christopher Moffat and Ms. Sarinana had previously been in a relationship. The coroner determined the cause of death to be manual strangulation.

A no-bond warrant for Mr. Moffat’s arrest was issued on July 24, 2019. He currently being held in Grand County, but is scheduled to appear in the Jefferson County District Court on August 6, at 1:30 p.m.

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual has committed a crime. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo. RPC 3.6

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