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Case Description


File Number: 83-01330


The Victims: Victim #1, Mr. Nicholas Guevara, 33 years of age, and Victim #2, Ms. Ruth Jones, 29 years of age.


The Crime: On January 6th, 1983 at approx. 1:08 p.m., the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified that a body had been found in a trash dumpster in the area of 3930 Harmony Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado (northwest parking lot).  When Officers' arrived they looked into the dumpster and saw the body of a white male that was obviously deceased. The victim was later identified as Nicholas Guevara Jr.


On January 6th, 1983 at approx. 4:35 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the Meadows Mobile Home Park located at 4825 Astrozon Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado, reference the above listed victim's car being found with a dead body inside the car. Officers' arrived and found the body of a white female obviously deceased inside the car. The victim was identified as Ruth Jones.


The Investigation: The El Paso County Coroner, Dr. David Bowerman, reported the cause of death to Victim #1, Nicholas Guevara, was due to a gunshot wound to the abdomen and blunt force trauma to the head.


Dr. M. Stewart conducted the autopsy on victim #2, Ruth Jones. He listed the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the neck.


The two victims were seen together the night prior to the bodies being found and the investigation into their deaths remains open. 


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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