WINDSOR, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Windsor have linked the deadly shooting of a bicyclist on a rural road to another shooting just a few miles away along Interstate 25 that left a woman with a bullet wound to her neck. The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward in the investigation.

Investigators believe the two incidents, that left cyclist John Jacoby dead and the April 22 shooting of Cori Romero about five miles away on I-25, are linked.

Police announced the latest information in the investigation during a news conference Friday afternoon.

“This week we did recover evidence that links these two shootings together,” said Windsor Police Chief John Michaels. “The type of evidence I will not discuss, I will keep that for the integrity of the investigation.”

Cori Romero gives a thumbs up from her hospital room after being shot in the neck (credit: Lesley Quezada)

Cori Romero gives a thumbs up from her hospital room after being shot in the neck (credit: Lesley Quezada)

Romero was shot in the neck while driving but managed to pull over and call for help.

A passing motorist found the body of Jacoby, 48, on May 18 in a ditch near County Road 72 northwest of Windsor Lake.

John Jacoby (credit:

John Jacoby (credit:

Police have not named any suspects or a possible motive for Jacoby’s murder. The FBI has been assisting Windsor Police in the investigation, along with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

“I accepted the FBI assistance due to their manpower and technical capabilities and I wanted Larimer County Sheriff’s Office involved from the beginning because of the similar shooting,” said Michaels.

Michaels said he has formalized an investigative group into a task force which includes Larimer County Sheriff, Windsor Police Department, FBI, Weld County Sheriff and representatives from the district attorney’s office.

Windsor police have link Cori Romero's shooting and John Jacoby's shooting (credit: CBS)

Windsor police have link Cori Romero’s shooting and John Jacoby’s shooting (credit: CBS)

“The FBI has now offered a $10,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for these crimes,” said Michaels.

Michaels urged the public to be vigilant, observant and report any suspicious activity. The police are still looking for witnesses on County Road 15 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on May 18 when Jacoby was shot.

The shooting scene in Windsor (credit: CBS)

The shooting scene in Windsor (credit: CBS)

“No other cases have been linked to this shooting,” said Michaels. “I know there have been a lot of broken windows on I-25, car windows, those have not been linked to this event.”

The string of unsolved cases of broken vehicle windows reported by drivers since the I-25 shooting of Romero in April has shaken up some residents.

Randy Lingbloom's shattered window (credit: CBS)

Randy Lingbloom’s shattered window (credit: CBS)

“It’s not that they’ve been discounted, either. The investigation into those incidents is still ongoing,” said Michaels.

Investigators have so far no found no evidence of gunshots in those cases.