Husband of missing Colorado Springs woman arrested for her death

An arrest warrant was opened for Dane Kallungi on June 1, 2021, for a crime in March 2019 --...
An arrest warrant was opened for Dane Kallungi on June 1, 2021, for a crime in March 2019 -- around the same time his wife Jepsy Kallungi (right) vanished.(Mugshot obtained from Bernalillo County jail/Photo of Jepsy obtained by her family)
Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 10:15 AM MDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 3:53 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The husband of a Colorado Springs woman missing for more than two years is now in custody for her death.

Dane Kallungi, 38, was arrested Wednesday in Albuquerque on first-degree murder charges. Colorado Springs police issued a warrant for Kallungi’s arrest on June 1 of this year in connection with Jepsy Amaga Kallungi’s 2019 dispappeance, and Albuquerque police tell 11 News he was arrested while trying to get onto Kirtland Air Force Base.

Colorado courts records show Kallungi is wanted for murder charges stemming from a crime allegedly committed on March 20, 2019 -- the last day Jepsy’s mother tells 11 News she spoke with her daughter.

“I just want to know if she’s still alive or dead,” Margie Amaga told 11 News in April 2019. “I don’t know where she is, why she’s gone.”

Jepsy’s mother told 11 News that her daughter met her former husband on an internet dating site before moving to Colorado to marry him. Court records show the couple’s divorce was finalized in January 2019. The Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide/Assault Unit launched an investigation into Jepsy’s disappearance on April 4, 2019.

According to Amaga, Dane Kallungi claimed Jepsy had left with a friend to go to the Philippines or Chicago and had not taken her phone or any ID.

11 News’ previous coverage on the case can be viewed here.

This is a developing story and we will continue to update as we learn more.

EDITOR’S NOTE: KKTV originally reported the suspect was the ex-husband of the victim. The divorce was never finalized and this article has been updated.

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