By Jamie Leary
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Investigators with the Aurora Police Department are asking for help finding a man wanted in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Ally Raber.
Police have issued an arrest warrant for Arturo Garcia, 20, for first-degree murder.
Raber’s family members say Garcia was Ally’s ex-boyfriend. Her body was discovered Sunday at the Knights Inn Motel.
The manager of the Knights Inn motel confirms that Garcia and Raber, 18, checked into room 139 on Saturday. Garcia had the room reserved until Monday but on Sunday, a maid discovered Raber’s body on the bathroom floor of the motel room. Garcia was nowhere to be found.
A court order to suppress information in this case has been issued; investigators are limited in what they can release.
Ally’s father says the coroner told him she died due to asphyxiation, specifically that she had been choked to death. Because of the court order, police could not confirm the details of her death.
Raber’s family has been very vocal on social media and say they will continue to make sure Garcia’s photo is publicized, hoping someone knows where he is. One post in particular from Ally’s brother has been shared nearly 4,000 times.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the APD Fugitive Apprehension and Surveillance Team Tip Line at 303-627-FAST (3278) or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). By calling Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a REWARD of up to $2,000.
Jamie Leary joined the CBS4 team in 2015. She is currently a reporter for CBS4 This Morning, which means she is always on the go, covering a wide variety of breaking local news and important local events. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter @JamieALeary.