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Victim: Jennifer Watkins
Victim: Jennifer Watkins

Case Description

File Number: 99-36195

The Victim: Jennifer Lee Watkins, 23 years old, discovered 11/08/1999, a victim of blunt force trauma.

The Crime: The morning of 11/05/1999 Jennifer Watkins left for work at Memorial Hospital.  She was employed as a hospital food service aide. Fellow workers saw Jennifer throughout the day. When she failed to pick up her two children from her mother after work that evening, her husband reported her missing. On 11/08/1999, a maintenance worker found Jennifer Watkins body under a secluded stairwell in Memorial Hospital, a victim of blunt force trauma to the head.

The Investigation: Scores of co-workers as well as friends and family members were interviewed, many several times. However, no arrests were ever made. The investigation into her death continues.


The Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide Cold Case Unit is currently responsible for approximately 90 unsolved homicide cases dating back to 1949. CSPD considers a case to be cold if it remains unsolved for more than one year.


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