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Suspect arrested for murder in woman's March death

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 17:35:27-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Police said Thursday they arrested a man for the murder of a woman who died in March.

CSPD said Elizabeth Kremer, 28, was first reported missing on March 11 when she was headed to her estranged boyfriend, Daveon Rogers, 30, a few days before.

On March 22 the El Paso County Sheriff's office was called to Gold Camp Road after a human body was found off the road. An autopsy found the victim was an adult female, later identified as Kremer.

CSPD's Homicide/Assault Unit took over the investigation, interviewing several people associated with Kremer and executing around 40 search warrants for cell phone, text, and social media records.

Detectives received the autopsy report on May 21, in which the El Paso County Coroner's office ruled Kremer's death as a homicide by asphyxia.

Detectives secured an arrest warrant for Rogers for first-degree murder on June 15 and took him into custody on June 17.

CSPD said it received several questions about why information on this case was not released earlier.

The department said there was no immediate danger to the public, and releasing information sooner could have made it more difficult for detectives to collect the evidence needed for the eventual arrest.

Kremer's death is the 21st homicide investigation in Colorado Springs in 2020. At this time last year CSPD investigated seven homicides.

This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with further information is asked to call CSPD at 719-444-7000, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.