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Man arrested in 1999 cold case murder of prosecutor in Denver …

Colorado police believe they cracked a cold case murder after finally arresting a suspect nearly two decades after a prosecutor was found dead in the bathtub of her apartment, officials said Wednesday.

Robert Williams, 70, was arrested Tuesday and charged in the death of Rebecca Bartee, who died in June 1999, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said. A reporter from Denver TV station KCNC-TV contacted investigators after receiving a call from a man claiming he lived in the apartment complex when Bartee was murdered. 

“New leads may be the only way to solve these crimes,” the department said. “We, along with the victim’s family, are thankful someone came forward with new information, even after 18 years.”

The man told the station he remembered seeing Williams leaving Bartee’s apartment around the time she was killed. Police did not disclose other details about the arrest and Williams’ warrant affidavit was sealed.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/31/man-arrested-in-1999-killing-prosecutor-in-denver-suburb.html

Man arrested in 1999 cold case murder of prosecutor in Denver

Colorado police believe they cracked a cold case murder after finally arresting a suspect nearly two decades after a prosecutor was found dead in the bathtub of her apartment, officials said Wednesday.

Robert Williams, 70, was arrested Tuesday and charged in the death of Rebecca Bartee, who died in June 1999, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said. A reporter from Denver TV station KCNC-TV contacted investigators after receiving a call from a man claiming he lived in the apartment complex when Bartee was murdered. 

“New leads may be the only way to solve these crimes,” the department said. “We, along with the victim’s family, are thankful someone came forward with new information, even after 18 years.”

The man told the station he remembered seeing Williams leaving Bartee’s apartment around the time she was killed. Police did not disclose other details about the arrest and Williams’ warrant affidavit was sealed.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/31/man-arrested-in-1999-killing-prosecutor-in-denver-suburb.html

On second anniversary, investigators try to reconstruct scene of 2015 murder

By KEVIN LANDRIGAN
New Hampshire Union Leader


August 30. 2017 10:07PM



Solution elusive in 2015 murder of advertising saleswoman

  • Police, prosecutors searching North End property for Denise Robert homicide clues

  • MANCHESTER — On the same day, at the same time and in the same North End spot, three investigators and four witnesses privately gathered Wednesday night, hoping the meeting might produce a recovered memory or new evidence in the unsolved murder of Denise Robert.

    The 62-year-old was gunned down Aug. 30, 2015, with a single gunshot while taking her customary walk through this typically very safe Manchester neighborhood.

    Investigators say crime scene reconstruction or enactments aren’t just the stuff of reality television.

    They are commonly

    Read more at: http://www.unionleader.com/crime/On-second-anniversary-investigators-try-to-reconstruct-scene-of-2015-murder-08302017

    Investigators comment on unsolved murder in east Macon

    It’s been four months since 63-year-old Vivian Puente Napoles was found dead in her East Macon apartment.

    Gabrielle Dawkins spoke to Bibb County Investigators to get the latest on a case that shocked her neighborhood.

    “I was very shocked. She was a very nice lady,” says Mcintyre.

    Eddie Mcintyre remembers sitting on his porch and greeting Vivian Puente-Napoles a few times a week.

    “She’ll just come up and strike up a good conversation and we’ll laugh and talk. Far as like neighbors, it couldn’t be no better,” says 

    In May, tragedy struck. Puente-Napoles’ death stunned neighbors. Someone cut her throat inside her apartment.

    How did that happen?

    Since the killing, McIntyre has noticed a few changes in the apartment complex run by River’s Edge. 

    “After the incident, they

    Read more at: http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local/invesstigators-comment-on-unsolved-murder-in-east-macon/469395180

    Arrest made in prosecutor’s cold case murder after tipster contacts reporter

    DENVER — A 70-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of a Colorado prosecutor more than 18 years ago.

    The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that Robert Williams was arrested Tuesday. Court records don’t yet list an attorney for Williams.

    Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Julie Brooks says a reporter at CBS Denver contacted law enforcement in February after a tipster provided information about the June 7, 1999 murder of Rebecca Bartee.

    Bartee was a 41-year-old prosecutor for the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office when she was discovered dead in the bathtub of her apartment. Her killer had staged the scene to make it appear as if the woman had killed herself, reports CBS Denver.

    Authorities soon began investigating the case as a homicide, but hadn’t made any arrests until now.

    Authorities say Williams was living in Bartee’s apartment complex at the time of her death and still lives there.

    Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arrest-in-prosecutors-cold-case-murder-after-tipster-contacts-reporter/