BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The three people found dead inside of a home in Coal Creek Canyon were targeted, according to investigators.
Authorities were able to rule out murder-suicide, according to Mike Wagner, a commander with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. He said the attack was not random.
Deputies discovered the bodies of two men and a woman Saturday morning after a man alerted authorities of his worry for the friends he had not heard from in several days.
Sunday evening the Boulder County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as Golden residents and married couple Wallace White, 54; Kelly Sloat-White, 56. The third victim was identified as Emory Fraker, 39, of Broomfield.
On Sunday, investigators returned to the scene and interviewed people who knew the victims.
Twenty investigative personnel were assigned to the case that was expected to include a lengthy and thorough investigation.
The victims suffered traumatic injuries. Investigators could not release further details about how the victims were killed or who may have wanted to harm them.
“As for a motive, it’s still very early in the investigation,” Wagner said.
Deputies had called in a HazMat team to check air quality after finding evidence of drugs in the home, Wagner said.
Wagner could not comment on if anything had been taken from the house.
A neighbor and friend of the victims spoke to the Boulder Daily Camera.
“They were great people,” said Gail, who did not provide her surname.
As of Sunday evening there had been no arrests and Wagner said there was no suspect description.
A friend said that the murdered married couple were the owners of a garage door installation and repair company based in Broomfield.
Additional Information From The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
The Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone who may have information related to, or that may help with, this investigation to contact the Sheriff’s Office tip-line at (303) 441-3674, or to submit a tip by email. Anyone who would like to provide information but remain anonymous may contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.