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    CO - Tina Tournai-Sandoval, 23, Greeley, 19 Oct 1995 *J. Sandoval guilty*

    Kristina Marie Tournai Sandoval
    Missing since October 19, 1995 from Greeley, Colorado
    Classification: Endangered Missing



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    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: March 17, 1972
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair.
    AKA: Tina


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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Kristina Tournai Sandoval finished her night shift as a registered nurse in the oncology department at North Colorado Medical Center in the early hours of October 19, 1995.
    Before leaving, she told friends that she was going to see her estranged husband across town who had not returned the divorce papers. It's not certain whether Kristina made it to her husband's house.
    The only strong evidence that something went wrong was her car which was found abandoned a few blocks from the house where her husband lived.
    The husband was questioned and eventually served time in prison on an unrelated charge. But he was never tried for Kristina's disappearance.
    On June 18, 2009, Las Vegas police arrested John Sandoval at his home in the 1995 slaying of his wife, Tina Tournai Sandoval

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    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Greeley Police Department
    Detective Schrimpf
    970-350-9683
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1780dfco.html
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    This is snipped from recent article

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    Tina Tournai-Sandoval

    Unlike the Jonelle Matthews case, police say they know who is responsible for the apparent death of Tina Tournai-Sandoval. Her ex-husband, John Sandoval, is the lead suspect in the case, although they haven't got the evidence to arrest him. Finding the woman's body would be a big step in that direction, said Greeley Police spokesman Sgt. John Gates.

    Tournai-Sandoval told family members she was afraid of her ex-husband. When she learned he'd lied to her about his background - that he'd been arrested three times for stalking women - she got a divorce.

    Then, on Oct. 19, 1995, she told her sister she was going to John's house to collect $200 he owed her. Her sister said Tournai-Sandoval was worried about the visit, but she went to the house shortly after she got off work as a nurse at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

    Although Tournai-Sandoval said she would call her sister after she left Sandoval's house, she never called. Her family never saw her again. Tournai Sandoval's mother, Mary Ellen Tournai, became concerned and went to the Greeley police.

    Officers knew of Sandoval from his criminal record, and they acted immediately. They sealed Tournai-Sandoval's apartment as a possible crime scene; they talked to the woman's friends, then searched for her car. They found it in a parking lot two blocks from Sandoval's house.

    Officers staked out the house that night, and at 5:30 a.m. the next day, they saw Sandoval drive home. He went inside, and officers looked inside the car. They saw a shovel, a white bucket and a pair of gloves covered with mud.

    When they went to the house, Sandoval's aunt told them he was in the shower. The officers waited a few minutes, then told the aunt they had to talk to him. She told them she was mistaken before, and he wasn't home. That's when they heard Sandoval climbing out of the back window to run away

    More at the link:

    http://www.greeleytribune.com/articl...NEWS/301260002
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    Details emerge from original Sandoval investigation

    Friday, June 19, 2009

    Several pieces of the investigation into the disappearance and possible killing of Tina Tournai Sandoval were never revealed as the investigation was ongoing. The arrest affidavit that was released Thursday revealed facts of the investigation that had never been made public before:

    John Sandoval had been planning to leave Greeley for good on Oct. 21, 1995, two days after Tournai Sandoval disappeared.

    After Sandoval was arrested for questioning, he was videotaped feverishly cleaning beneath his fingernails after refusing to allow police to collect fingernail scrapings from him. When police restrained him to keep him from destroying evidence, he was observed moving his chair so he could continue biting and inspecting his fingernails.

    Sandoval did not cooperate with police when they photographed apparent fingernail scratches on his neck and torso. He often moved erratically to prevent the pictures from being taken.

    While at the hospital receiving treatment for his scratch wounds, Sandoval asked an X-ray technician, “Have you ever done something that you wished you hadn't?”

    http://www.greeleytribune.com/articl...NEWS/906199995
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    Judge: Evidence warrants trial in Sandoval case
    By Sharon Dunn Greeley Tribune, Colo.
    Publication: Greeley Tribune (Colorado)
    Date: Thursday, December 17 2009


    Dec. 17--The former Greeley man accused of killing his wife 14 years ago kept her memory close to him before his arrest last June in Las Vegas.

    Police noted John Sandoval, 44, kept two pictures of his estranged wife, Tina Tournai-Sandoval, hanging above each post of his bed in his Las Vegas
    home. He told friends and a cell mate that he continued to harbor feelings for her, even though she had divorced him, got into tattoos and joined a biker gang.

    The idea, however, that Tournai-Sandoval would quit the Greeley nursing job she loved and walk out on a new life she was living in a new apartment was not remotely logical, prosecutors said during a preliminary hearing.

    http://www.allbusiness.com/crime-law...3609817-1.html
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    Posted March 2, 2008, 5:54 pm MT Husband mum about wife’s disappearance

    Names: Tina Sandoval, 23
    Hometown: Greeley
    Agency: Greeley Police Department
    Date missing: Oct. 19, 1995
    Status: Missing and presumed dead
    Suspect: John Sandoval, Tina’s husband
    Hours after 23-year-old Tina Sandoval disappeared on a visit to the home of her estranged husband, John Sandoval, two Greeley police officers staked out the house.
    Shortly before dawn on Oct. 20, 1995, John Sandoval, who had a lengthy history of assault, stalking women and voyeurism, pulled up in his car and walked into his house carrying two grocery bags.

    http://blogs.denverpost.com/coldcase...disappearance/
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    John Sandoval conviction 2009

    John Sandoval was convicted of killing Tina in 2009.

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...ife-disappears

    She has never been found. I grew up down the street from her and we went to the same church. She has a wonderful family and I wish they could have a little more closure (if that's at all possible.)

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    Goldschmidt Retires

    Goldschmidt is retiring and his role in convicting the killer in this case is one of his career highlights. An enjoyable read and encouraging for those of us that are fairly still new here.

    http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/6...ey-police-case

    Whitney Phillips
    wphillips@greeleytribune.com
    June 5, 2013
    Retired Greeley detective went above and beyond to solve cases

    Sandoval was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, although Tina’s body was never found, there were no witnesses to her death and there was no crime scene — all of which are aspects that made the case a first. Goldschmidt said when the jury delivered the guilty verdict, he was sitting next to Keith Olson, who worked that and many other cases at the department with him. Goldschmidt said Olson gave him an elbow jab as he pumped his fist.

    “It was a great moment because justice was finally served after 14 long years,” Goldschmidt said.

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    Remains found near Greeley this week. Could belong to Tina or another missing case (Jonelle)

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...-north-greeley

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    Authorities say it's unlikely human skeletal remains found in Greeley belong to either a woman or a girl who disappeared in the area years ago.

    The remains were found Tuesday as a worker was using a backhoe to remove a tree along railroad tracks in the northwestern part of the city. Police Sgt. Joe Tymkowych tells The Greeley Tribune (http://bitly.com/1xP4OHPX ) that investigators have determined they don't belong to 23-year-old Tina Tournai-Sandoval or 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews.
    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...eletal-remains

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    Kristina has two NamUs entries.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/22163/162/
    Status Missing
    First name Kristina
    Middle name Marie
    Last name Tournai-Sandoval
    Nickname/Alias Tina
    Date last seen October 19, 1995 00:00
    Date entered 10/05/2013
    Age last seen 23 to 23 years old
    Age now 42 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 10.0
    Weight (pounds) 0.0
    Dental Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available
    DNA Status: Sample available - Not yet submitted
    Fingerprint Information Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/25972/76
    Status Missing
    First name Kristina
    Middle name Marie
    Last name Sandoval
    Nickname/Alias Tina Sandoval
    Date last seen October 19, 1995 00:00
    Date entered 08/29/2014
    Age last seen 23 to years old
    Age now 42 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 67.0
    Weight (pounds) 125.0
    Dental Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available
    DNA Status: Sample is currently not available
    Fingerprint Information Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available


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    Authorities say skeletal remains found by a worker in north Greeley belong to a 17-year-old boy who went missing in 2011.

    The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1xpFifw ) Trevor Craven disappeared Nov. 26, 2011. Two days later, his mother reported him to Greeley police as a runaway and told investigators that when she last saw him, he was distraught and possibly suicidal.
    http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/sto...mains-Greeley/

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    Major development expected Friday in 1995 Greeley murder case

    http://www.mywindsornow.com/news/off...ase-on-friday/

    There has been a major development in the 21-year-old murder case of Tina Tournai Sandoval in 1995.

    Her former estranged husband, John Sandoval, 52, was convicted of her murder in 2010, but the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned that conviction last year, based on some errors committed at trial. The case was sent back to Weld District Court, and has been awaiting a date for a second trial.

    All of that changes now. Sandoval will appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Friday for a disposition hearing, at which time attorneys will announced a resolution to the case, and forgo a planned jury trial, according to court documents. Prosecutors will not discuss the nature of the hearing, but they have planned a news conference afterward in the Plaza West building of the Weld County Court complex.

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    Tina's has been found! Her ex-husband led police to her burial site...I'm so shocked by this. I grew up with Tina and right now I am just happy that her family can at least lay her to rest properly.

    http://www.9news.com/news/crime/sand...rave/427353414



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