ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (TCD) — Police are searching for a suspect they allege killed a 41-year-old woman whose body was found in September.
According to a news release from the Englewood Police Department, on the morning of Sept. 11, officers responded to the area of Vallejo Street and Adratic Place to perform a welfare check and found Suany Almendarez’s body. Police believe she was fatally shot on the night of Sept. 10 and then dumped in the alley.
The next month, on Oct. 10, officers issued a Crime Stoppers bulletin and said they were looking for a blue Chevrolet Silverado in connection with the case. Detectives located the car and other evidence two days later and identified 41-year-old Jose Bustamante as the primary suspect as a result.
Detectives obtained a $5 million warrant for Bustamante’s arrest on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with a deceased human body. Police posted Bustamante’s photo and announced they are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for any information leading to his arrest.
Bustamante is considered armed and dangerous, and officers urged people not to make direct contact with him.
The investigation is ongoing.
- Update on September 10, 2023, Homicide Investigation – Englewood Police Department
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