Police arrest suspect on suspicion of killing Kimberlee Graves
January 18, 2018
Fort Collins police have arrested a man on suspicion of the murder of Kimberlee Graves, the 41-year-old Fort Collins woman whose body was discovered in Lory State Park on Jan. 9, the department announced Friday in a news release.
Graves was reported missing in early December. When police searched her home, they found it ransacked and her car was missing. Graves' car was found unattended in a parking garage Dec. 13.
Meanwhile, police initially sought Khalid White, 29, because he knew Graves and potentially had information about her disappearance, according to the release.
White missed a probation appointment on Dec. 14 and left Colorado via bus, the release said. He was arrested in West Wendover, Nev., on Dec. 20 for probation violation. The Nevada officers who arrested White found Graves' ID and other things that belonged to her in White's possession. Fort Collins detectives went to Nevada to interview White about Graves' disappearance.
On Jan. 9, a Lory State Park employee found Graves' body in the park.
The Larimer County coroner found evidence of sexual assault and determined she was killed by blunt force trauma and strangulation, probably on the night of Dec. 4 or early morning of Dec. 5. After Graves' body was discovered, according to the release, detectives found evidence linking White to four felonies: first degree murder, tampering with a deceased human body, sexual assault and identity theft. They arrested him late Wednesday night.
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This case remains an active investigation.