Colo. Fugitive Wanted For Murder Remains Missing

By: AP
By: AP

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado fugitive wanted for murder remains at large.

The Chaffee County sheriff's office said Friday that it's exhausted all leads in searching for 46-year-old David Butler and is fielding tips from the community.

Deputies started looking for Butler Thursday after Colorado corrections officials alerted them that Butler was likely in the Mount Princeton area south of Buena Vista.

Deputies found a pickup truck registered to Butler, but failed to find him. Later that day, Undersheriff John Spezze noticed smoke from a nearby barn. Firefighters found a body inside that was burned beyond recognition.

The body hasn't been identified. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.


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  • by smarter than Location: everyone lol on Mar 9, 2012 at 08:46 PM
    They need to check the MMJ Dispenseries.
  • by Nancy on Mar 9, 2012 at 06:14 PM
    He was NOT a fugitive wanted for murder. Please do research before you publish incorrect information.
  • by ceptinfor Location: colorado on Mar 9, 2012 at 04:21 PM
    It's "headline," (one word) and for those wondering about the fugitive from Colorado, there ya go.
  • by Dexter on Mar 9, 2012 at 02:17 PM
    This head line is fun, doesn't the word "fugative" already imply that he is missing or hasn't been caught yet? The "Remains Missing" is redundant. I hope they catch him soon.
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