Apparent murder-suicide first homicide of the year in Fort Collins

Ellie Mulder

Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances and a possible injury in East Fort Collins at 4:37 a.m. Thursday. Upon arrival at the scene, Fort Collins Police discovered that a woman had been shot and was deceased, and a search of the area revealed the dead body of the woman’s husband, identified as a suspect in the case.

Fort Collins Police Services labelled the case an apparent murder-suicide.


The woman was found in her home on the 2200 block of Eastwood Dr., and her husband was found near the intersection of Timberline Road and Prospect Road.

This homicide was the first of the year in Fort Collins. In 2014, there were two homicides in Fort Collins, and in 2013, there were none, according to FCPS Crime Analyst Lori Frank.

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office said that autopsies of the deceased will begin at 1 p.m. today.

“There are no additional suspects outstanding, nor any reason to believe there is further risk to the community,” according to a FCPD press release.

This story is developing. Stay with the Collegian for updates.

Collegian Reporter Ellie Mulder can be reached at or on Twitter @lemarie.