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Elderly couple reported missing later found shot near Santa Fe Trail

Lee and Stella Vigil
Lee and Stella Vigil(Vigil family via CSPD)
Published: Oct. 3, 2020 at 1:21 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs Police say the couple who was found shot to death near Santa Fe Trail on Saturday, was the devastating result of an agreement between the two to end their lives together.

The search for a missing couple ended early Saturday morning with the discovery of their bodies near the Santa Fe Trail. Lee and Stella Vigil, both in their 70s, were reported missing around 8:30 Friday night after they didn’t return from a hike.

On Tuesday CSPD provided an update: saying 72-year-old Stella Vigil’s death has been ruled as a homicide. They add that Leroy ‘Lee’ Vigil’s death has been ruled as a suicide.

Mrs. Vigil’s death is the 29th homicide investigation in Colorado Springs this year.

Law enforcement adds throughout the investigation information was found that supported an agreement was made between the two to end their lives together.

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