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    CO - Kelsey Shannon, 13, brutally murdered, Broomfield, 14 Oct 2008

    Body found in Broomfield ditch
    Officials say identity could take weeks to discover

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A female body was discovered Wednesday morning near a drainage ditch, but authorities say it may be weeks before they know the identity.

    The body was found about 7:20 a.m. by a person walking in the area, Broomfield Sgt. Scott Swenson said. It was on a bank of the ditch near a thicket of cattails.

    The drainage ditch runs from Broadlands Golf Course east to the Plaster Reservoir. The area police are investigating is clearly visible from an overpass on Lowell Boulevard.

    Authorities do not know the age or race of the corpse, and the body is so decomposed that pathologists might not know its identity, cause of death or even time of death for weeks, said Adams County Coroner James Hibbard.

    The coroner’s office has scheduled an autopsy Thursday morning. Hibbard said the body is “skeletonized and mummified.”

    The person who spotted the body has a law-enforcement background and knew immediately what it was, said Police Chief Tom Deland.

    “We don’t know how the body wound up there, and we’re not going to speculate,” Deland said, adding there is no cause for alarm in the neighborhood. “We don’t believe the body is related to anything that has occurred in the immediate area.”

    Deland said the corpse had been in the ditch “for quite some time.”

    The ditch was treated as a crime scene, Deland said, and was searched for evidence for at least a quarter-mile. Police also scoured the Boulders at Legend Trail subdivision for clues Wednesday.

    Police investigators were at the scene until 5 p.m. as neighbors watched.

    “I walk my dog by here twice a day, and I never notice anything,” said area resident Neil Nelson.

    He stood on a trail overlooking the ditch with Brent Chapman, who walked to the scene after seeing police while he drove down Lowell Boulevard.

    “It’s shocking,” Chapman said.

    http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009...omfield-ditch/


    Kelsey Shannon, 13, Missing Since 10/14/08, Broomfield, CO

    http://helpfindthemissing.org/forum/...light=colorado

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    is it me or are there a LOT of bodies/remains being found lately? is this pretty normal?
    Some people do crossword puzzles or Soduko in their spare time...I look at skeletal reconstructions and work on UID puzzles. I swear I'm not this morbid in person!

    Help Fred Murray find his daughter and bring her home. He should not be walking those woods alone!
    What Happened to Maura Murray? http://www.mauramurraymissing.com

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    Body found in Broomfield ditch identified as missing teen


    Broomfield police and criminalists investigate the area where a body was found Wednesday in The Boulders at Legend Trail in the Broadlands area. Friday morning, authorities confirmed the body was that of Kelsey Shannon, a Broomfield teenager missing since October.

    http://www.coloradodaily.com/news/20...d-missing-tee/

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    What a sad ending. I feel for her family

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    Kelsey's picture and the story before.

    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...ageID=28106959

    The police are investigating Kelsey's death as a possible homicide so I have placed her in my murder victims section for now

    Peter

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    Alex Pacheco, the boyfriend has been arrested for the murder of Kelsey Shannon.


    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news.../detail.html#-

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    So young.

    I hope that her family can make it through this.
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

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    Prayers for Kelsey and her family.

    More details on this case can be found here, including the link between the young victim and the perpetrator of this horrible crime. May justice be served.

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    Kelsey Shannon listed as witness in theft case against boyfriend

    A 13-year-old Broomfield girl found dead Jan. 21 was listed as a witness in a theft case against the teen suspected of killing her, court records show.

    http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/...d/?partner=RSS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonia View Post
    Kelsey Shannon listed as witness in theft case against boyfriend

    A 13-year-old Broomfield girl found dead Jan. 21 was listed as a witness in a theft case against the teen suspected of killing her, court records show.

    http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/...d/?partner=RSS
    What a horrible thing, murdering someone because of a theft charge. Hopefully this young man, if he's guilty, will be put away for good. Someone who kills so quickly is a real danger to society.


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    What an absolute needless loss of life. My heart aches for Kelsey's family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by future criminologist View Post
    is it me or are there a LOT of bodies/remains being found lately? is this pretty normal?
    I have wondered about this too.

    Maybe it's because of the economy and people being broke...they are doing more free and outdoor recreational things like walking and hiking to fill their leisure time.....and because of this are stumbling on someone's secret more often than usual??

    I don't want to jinx it, whatever it is. It's a terrible thing when someone is murdered....but in a way it's a good thing when a body is found.

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    What a senseless, tragic murder. I hope justice will be served for Kelsey and her family.
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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    http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009...-shannon-case/

    March 24, 2009

    Key details in the investigation of the slaying of Broomfield teen Kelsey Shannon will remain sealed until at least April 22, the date of a preliminary hearing for her former boyfriend Alexander “Alex” Paul Pacheco.
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

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    Hope it's okay, here is his MySpace profile:

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndID=234729135
    This post is my opinion only unless supported with a link.

    WHERE IS SKY METALWALA?

    MISSING SINCE 6 NOVEMBER 2011 when his mother ALLEGEDLY left him in a locked car.
    She has been uncooperative with law enforcement and has seemingly moved on with her life.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...-6-Nov-2011-19

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