FREMONT COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office has arrested 63-year-old Earl Scott Watkins for the 2018 killing of a man in Cotopaxi. The murder of 27-year-old Jonathon Kern was one of four unsolved homicides from last year.
Watkins was arrested last Thursday. He’s in the Fremont County Detention Center on a charge of manslaughter being held on a $25,000 only cash bond.
There are three unsolved homicides in Fremont County from 2018:
February – 57-year-old local artist John Alderman (location and cause of death unreleased)
May – 77-year-old Kenneth Orchard found dead during the response to a house fire
June – 74-year-old Loa Kennedy found dead in her home