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Suspect in March homicide investigation has been arrested, victim identified

Colorado Springs Police
Posted at 7:36 AM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-04 14:46:32-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The suspect in a March homicide investigation that left one person dead has been arrested, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Daxcimo Ceja of Colorado Springs.

On March 30, the CSPD Violent Crimes Homicides/ Assault Unit began a homicide investigation. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for murder in the first degree on April 5 for 38-year-old Deka Simmons.

Simmons was arrested on April 7 by the CSPD Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force and the Tactical Enforcement Unit. Simmons is currently being held at the El Paso County Jail on 3 charges, two without bond and a 3rd with a $50,000 bond. Her court dates are on April 18 and April 19.

Ceja's death is being investigated as a homicide, the 17th in the city for 2022. CSPD was investigating five homicides at this time last year.

This is an ongoing and active investigation.

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this incident should call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000. If you wish to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.


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