09-13-2011, 02:54 AM #1
CO - Aleszandra 'Alie' Berrelez, 5, Englewood, 18 May 1993
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Police have a suspect in the disappearance and death of Aleszandra "Alie" Berrelez, a cold case that has spanned 18 years.
The 5-year-old girl disappeared on May 18, 1993, from the Golden Nugget apartment complex on Grand Avenue in Englewood. Her body was found four days later in Deer Creek Canyon in Jefferson County.
Her body was in a duffel bag that had been tossed down a ravine. She was still dressed in the denim jumper she was wearing when she disappeared. She had been smothered to death.
What was remarkable, IMO, was the fact that Alie's lifeless body was found in the mountains 14 miles away from her home, by a bloodhound named Yogi. http://www.unsolved.com/ajaxfiles/mur_alie_berrelez.htm
RIP Sweet Alie. I hope you and Yogi are having a blast playing in Heaven together!
09-13-2011, 02:15 PM #2
Investigators taking a new look at the unsolved 1993 kidnapping and murder of 5-year-old Alie Berrelez matched a DNA sample to a long dead suspect in the case — ending a saga for the little girl's family.
Nicholas Randolph Stofer was a focus of the investigation as far back as February 1994, but prosecutors never felt enough evidence existed to file charges and his DNA had not previously been matched to evidence in the case. Stofer died of a drug overdose in 2001.
09-13-2011, 02:26 PM #3
I hope that her family will be able to have closure. Thank God for the advances in DNA testing.
09-13-2011, 09:16 PM #4
CO - Alie Barrelez, 5 year old girl abducted/murdered in Englewood, 1993
Better late than never!
This case has just been announced as solved. (I don't know if this is the correct forum to post this. If not please tell me or move it to the right place.)
Colo. police: Suspect in 1993 girl's death is dead (Posted Sep 13, 2011)
Police in a Denver suburb announced Tuesday that DNA results showed that a man long suspected in the 1993 abduction and death of a 5-year-old girl had been responsible, but they were ending the investigation because he was dead.
Englewood Police Chief John Collins said investigators identified Nicholas Stofer as the lone suspect in Alie Barrelez's death through DNA testing, which wasn't available in Colorado at the time of her disappearance. Stofer died of natural causes in Phoenix on Oct. 7, 2001.
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
Therefore, send not to know, for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.
09-13-2011, 11:07 PM #5
Be sure of this: he has paid the price for his crime.
And the foundation the family formed in the wake of her disappearance has placed hundreds of bloodhounds with law enforcement around the nation.
09-14-2011, 10:40 AM #6Registered User
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Nick Stofer died in 2001.
They collected his DNA in the early 90s and are JUST NOW getting around to testing it??? He was obviously on their radar since the murder happened.
Anyone else think they waited a bit long??????!!!!! Anyway, glad her case was solved but not so happy with the length of time it took.
09-14-2011, 11:24 AM #7
09-14-2011, 02:18 PM #8Registered User
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How wonderful that the memory of this precious child is associated with an organization the provides bloodhounds to help track missing children!!!
TWA^j^ sweet Alie!!___________________
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CO - ALIE Foundation Funds Seach Dogs
CO - Alie Berrelez - W/F/5 - Abducted & Murdered - 1993
Wed., Oct. 7th: WPMT-TV:
Nearly 500 Scent-Discriminating Dogs have been Donated to Law Enforcement.
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