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Donthe Lucas arrested for the murder of Kelsie Schelling

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Kelsie Schelling was last seen in Pueblo back in February 2013. Kelsie Schelling was last seen in Pueblo back in February 2013.
Booking photo of Donthe Lucas (Pueblo PD) Booking photo of Donthe Lucas (Pueblo PD)

Pueblo Police have announced the arrest of Donthe Lucas for the murder of his girlfriend Kelsie Schelling.

Schelling was last seen on February 4, 2013 after a doctor told the 22-year-old she was 8-weeks pregnant. That same day, police say Kelsie drove from Denver to Pueblo to meet up with Donthe Lucas. 

(Above: Kelsie Schelling)

Detectives with the Pueblo Police Department and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation served the warrant to Lucas while he was already in custody on an unrelated robbery charge at the Pueblo County Detention Center.

He's facing a charge of first degree murder and will be held without bond.

Detectives have worked for years to find any evidence in the case of the missing woman, including extensive searches at properties across Pueblo. To date, authorities have not released any information on what was found during the investigation.

All of the searches involved heavy equipment for digging and personnel with shovels. The locations were the former home of Lucas' family, a culvert near that home, a brushy area near the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek.

Lucas was originally questioned in the case when detectives found he had used Kelsie's ATM card. The DA ultimately dropped that charge since there was evidence Kelsie had allowed him to use her card in the past. 

The family has always offered a reward of $50,000 for information that would resolve the case or bring Kelsie home.


Donthe Lucas, his brother Dushon Lucas, and their mother Sara Lucas, are all facing charges for an alleged robbery in Pueblo that happened in September. The brothers were arrested in mid-November. An announcement on the arrest of their mother took place on the evening on December 1st. 

(Above: Sara Lucas)

Additionally, Sara Lucas' daughter, Desiree Lucas, was arrested in late November on charges of Felony Menacing with a deadly weapon and Third Degree Assault. Pueblo Police say she was seen chasing a woman down the street with a knife. The alleged victim is reportedly the girlfriend of her brother, Dushon.

Story: 19-year old arrested after chasing friend with a knife 

(Above: Desiree Lucas)


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