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Posted on: May 18, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Task Force Investigation

UPDATE 6/23/15 2:00pm
Task force investigators have been able to develop what they believe to be a depiction of a vehicle of interest. Investigators believe it is likely the two Loveland incidents are related and is seeking information about this vehicle of interest. Specifically, the task force needs the public’s help in locating a 1970’s model, full-size, single cab Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck that is faded orange in color with a full-size bed. It is possibly a 1973 – 1979 model GM pickup based on the round headlight shape. The pickup is one color, faded orange, and has black primer on the driver’s side body.
Sketch of vehicle of interest
Full Press Release

UPDATE 6/23/15 9:15 am

The Task Force investigating the recent shooting incidents in Larimer County, Windsor, and Loveland will host a media briefing at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the Loveland Police Department located at 810 E. Tenth Street, Loveland, Colorado 80537. Task Force spokesperson David Moore will announce new information regarding the investigation.
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UPDATE: 6/19/15

The following is a letter from The Task Force Chiefs and Sheriffs of Northern Colorado regarding the shootings in Northern Colorado. View Letter.

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UPDATE: 6/9/15

Press Release from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office:

A single telephone number and email address have been created for all Tips regarding the cases under investigation by the Task Force:

Task Force Tip Line: 970-498-5595Task Force Email: [email protected]

Previously released information about the cases is available via the included links:
Shooting in Larimer County on April 22nd (http://bit.ly/1KlqWCc);Homicide in Windsor on May 18th (http://bit.ly/1IqGH8E); and
Homicide in Loveland on June 3rd (http://bit.ly/1B4cfkS).

The Task Force is interested in talking to anyone who was near the area of E. 1st Street and St. Louis Avenue in Loveland on the night of June 3rd between 10:00 and 11:00 pm. This includes vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic in that area.

The Task Force is also interested in speaking with an individual who was driving a white Ford SUV on May 18th near Weld County Road 72 and Weld County Road 15. The Task Force believes this person may have important witness information for the investigation of the homicide in Windsor.

Task Force Commander Captain Robert Coleman has assigned a unit of the Task Force to continue investigating all reports of shattered vehicle windows in the area. To date, there is no evidence that links these reports to the three cases under investigation by the Task Force.

Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call the Task Force Tip Line at 970-498-5595 where you will remain anonymous. You may also send an email to [email protected] with information regarding any of these incidents.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now offering an increased reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the above crimes.

Larimer County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer David Moore continues to serve as the sole point of contact for media regarding the Task Force investigations.

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UPDATE: 5-29-15

New information now reveals the fatal shooting of John Jacoby and Cori Romero are linked. John Jacoby was fatally shot on County Road 15 south of County Road 72 at approximately 10:00 am, May 18 where it appears he was traveling northbound on his bicycle. Cori Romero was shot while driving from East Harmony Road onto the on-ramp to southbound I-25 around 11:15 p.m. on April 22.

A formal task force has been established including the Windsor Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, both Weld County District Attorney’s Office and Larimer County District Attorney’s Office and additional resources as needed.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. The Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and prosecution.

The Town of Windsor Police Department is asking residents to remain vigilant and be aware of their surroundings. Please report any suspicious activity to the Town of Windsor Police Department at 970-674-6400.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-Tips (8477) or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) by typing “NOCO plus your message.”

This investigation is ongoing and further updates will be provided once available.

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UPDATE: 5-26-15

The investigation into the John Jacoby shooting is continuing. Numerous tips are being investigated. The Windsor Police Department is interested in talking to anyone who was in the area of Weld County Road 15 and Weld County Road 72 on May 18th, 2015 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. If you have any information please contact the Windsor Police Department at 970-674-6400.
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UPDATE: 5-22-15

As of 11:30 a.m. this morning, the Windsor Police Department continues to investigate the homicide of John Jacoby. Investigators are following up on leads provided by the public. No new information is available at this time.

The Windsor Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-Tips (8477) or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) by typing “NOCO plus your message.”

Residents are asked to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Town of Windsor Police Department at 970-674-6400.

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UPDATE: 5-19-15

As of 10:00 a.m., May 19th, 2015 the investigation into the fatal shooting at County Road 15 and County Road 72 continues. The FBI is assisting the Windsor Police Department with the investigation. Area law enforcement has been notified of the situation that occurred in Windsor. The public has been helping in responding with tips and the Windsor Police Department is following-up on any information received.

The Windsor Police Department is asking residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Town of Windsor Police Department at 970-674-6400.

The public is encouraged to submit tips on this crime to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers.
-Call the Hotline: 1-800-222-Tips (8477) -Text Tips: Text "NOCO plus your message" to 274637 (CRIMES)
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PREVIOUS INFORMATION FROM 5/18/2015:

A fatal shooting occurred at approximately 10:00 a.m., May 18th, 2015 of a bicyclist traveling northbound on County Road 15 near County Road 72.

The victim was found by a passing motorist. Emergency personnel were called to the scene at which time the individual was pronounced dead. The victim was shot twice. This is being investigated as a homicide by the Town of Windsor Police Department.

The victim, John Jacoby, was 48 years old and was a part-time Park Caretaker with the Town of Windsor.

The investigation is ongoing and further updates will be provided when more information is received.

The Police Department is asking residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Town of Windsor Police Department 970-674-6400.

The public is encouraged to submit tips on this crime to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers.
Call the Hotline: 1-800-222-Tips (8477)Text Tips: Text "NOCO plus your message" to 274637 (CRIMES)

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