Man suspected of killing his wife in El Paso County and then turning himself in, victim’s body found outside the jail

Homicide investigation 6/24/22.
Homicide investigation 6/24/22.(KKTV)
Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 3:09 PM MDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2022 at 3:16 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A homicide investigation is ongoing after investigators say they believe a man killed his wife in El paso County.

The incident happened on Friday. Early into the investigation, police say 52-year-old David Mitchell walked into the jail to turn himself in just after 1 p.m. The body of his wife was found inside a vehicle outside the jail. Detectives learned the death occurred in unincorporated El Paso County. Details on how the vehicle got there weren’t shared in the latest news release. It is possible the suspect drove the victim’s body to the jail.

Mitchell is charged with first-degree murder. The victim was identified as 44-year-old Melody Horton.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 719-444-7000.

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