LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – The reward for information leading to an arrest in the 2016 murder of Jaime Albert Villarreal has gone up. Villarreal was 23 when he was plowing a snowy parking lot in Littleton when two people attacked him. It happened exactly 5 years ago, in the early morning hours of March 18.
Villarreal and another person had driven down from Brighton up to plow the parking lot of a Littleton office building at 8122 Southpark Lane. They were carjacked and shot by two men. Villarreal died on the scene and the other man survived a gunshot to the leg. Their stolen plow truck was found burning about a mile away near the intersection of South Broadway and West Jamison Avenue.READ MORE: Crash On I-70 In Wheat Ridge Causes Large Traffic Backup
Villarreal left behind a fiancée and two children.
The reward in the case is now at $10,000. A sketch released after the murder shows what one of the suspects looked like. The suspects were described as follows: “males, possibly Hispanic, in their 20s with thin build, clean shaven and wearing black.” The video below from Metro Denver Crime Stoppers shows the scene video obtained during the case:READ MORE: I-70 Eastbound Closed For Fatal Crash East Of Eagle
Natasha Espinoza, Villarreal’s fiancée, released the following statement:
“We just want to get justice for Jaime and for his family and most importantly his children. We want whoever did this to be caught so they don’t have a chance to do this to another family, to take someone so special. You took not only a son, fiancée, friend, cousin but you took a father from his babies. Something I would never wish on anyone.”MORE NEWS: 'Totally Unacceptable': CDOT Aims To Reduce Number Of Deadly Pedestrian Crashes
Anyone with information that might help investigators is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867 — (720) 913-STOP or submit a tip online: www.metrodenvercrimestoppers.com/anonymous-tips