By Rick Sallinger

COAL CREEK, Colo. (CBS4) – CBS4 News has learned the three victims found murdered in a home in Coal Creek Canyon, were all shot in the head.

A marijuana grow with more than 100 plants was found by investigators inside the home. Drugs are being investigated as a possible motive for the triple murder.

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The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a multi-state investigation into the triple homicide and investigators are interviewing several people in connection to the murders.

Lance and Kelly White were found dead on their home on Divide View in Coal Creek Canyon on April 15.

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Wallace “Lance” White and Kelly Sloat-White (credit: Boulder County)

Emory Fraker, described as a caretaker for the Whites, was murdered at the same time as the couple.

Some of the victims were believed to have been shot in the back of the head and what could be seen as execution-style killing.

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Emory Fraker (credit: Boulder County)

Neighbors have said numerous unusual comings and goings could be seen at the house over a period of time.

The sheriff’s office has said that there is no danger to the general public, that the victims appeared to be targeted.

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Anyone with any information about the homicides is asked to contact the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at (303) 441-3600.

CBS4’s Rick Sallinger is a Peabody award winning reporter who has been with the station more than two decades doing hard news and investigative reporting. Follow him on Twitter @ricksallinger.

  1. Mary Jarril says:

    Absolutely hideous excuse for a report. What makes it ok to be smug about an execution style murder: the fact that the victim might have been growing pot, “legal in Colorado”? Shame, shame on Rick Sallinger and Channel 4 news. The ghost of Ken Gorman agrees with me, you self-righteous and dangerous people.

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