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Colorado man arrested in 4 homicides, all committed in 2022

Carlos Diaz
Carlos Diaz(El Paso County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 9:48 AM MDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2022 at 7:17 PM MDT
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A 21-year-old man is accused in a string of killings in El Paso and Pueblo counties in April.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that a task force comprising of its deputies, Springs and Pueblo police officer, and U.S. Marshals took Carlos Diaz into custody on May 19. He faces four counts of first-degree murder.

The first case was reported on April 21 on Longhorn Point in unincorporated El Paso County. Four days later on the 25th, three homicides were reported in separate locations across Pueblo and in Colorado Springs.

“Through the course of their respective investigations, a single suspect was identified as being responsible for each of these homicides,” the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators do not believe the killings were random and say all of the victims were “known associates” of the suspect, though they did not elaborate further.

Three of the victims have were identified earlier in the investigation. Authorities sought help from the public with identifying one of the victims. The 4th victim was publicly identified on June 2 as 22-year-old Diego Martinez.

Anyone with information on the cases, which are listed below the photo, is urged to contact law enforcement right away:

For information on the Pueblo cases, call the Pueblo Police Department at 719-553-2502, Detective Joe Cardona at 719-240-0130, or, to remain anonymous, Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP.

For information on the El Paso County case, call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 719-520-7777 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.

For the Colorado Springs case, call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.

These are the homicides allegedly carried out by Diaz:

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Investigation began on April 21, 2022 / Homicide of Anthony Moore

20000 Block of Longhorn Point in unincorporated El Paso County

Pueblo Police Department

Investigation began on April 25, 2022 / Homicide of Manuel Zegarelli

10th Street and North Hudson Avenue, Pueblo

Pueblo Police Department

Investigation began on April 25, 2022 / Homicide of Vehto Finnell-Vigil

100 block of East 24th Street, Pueblo

Colorado Springs Police Department

Investigation began on April 25, 2022 / Homicide of Diego Maritnez

Airport Road and Murray Road, Colorado Springs, CO

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