COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE 1/3/19:
Release from CSPD: The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section has been investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the female who was discovered on November 6, 2018, in the 3700 block of Astrozon Boulevard. The El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsy of the deceased female. The victim was identified as Jacquiline Wilde, 24 years of age and a resident of Colorado Springs. This investigation led to the arrest of Pedro Cruz-Quinones. Mr. Cruz-Quinones is 20 years of age and a resident of Colorado Springs. On January 2, 2019, Mr. Cruz-Quinones was charged with the following offenses: Accidents Involving Death, Vehicular Homicide, Manslaughter, and Criminally Negligent Homicide.
Initially police said Jackie Wilde was murdered, her body was found near the Sand Creek Trail.
According to arrest papers, surveillance video from a nearby business shows what looked like Pedro Cruz-Quinones on a motor bike with Jackie on the back. That was shortly before she died.
Detectives say her injuries were consistent with being thrown from the bike.
"If it was an accident, why not call 911?,” Jackie’s grandmother Joyce told 11 News.
"It's just kind of a shock and we're still kind of in disbelief. It's been a hard two months. It's just been too much,” Joyce Wilde said.
Cruz was supposed to have a jury trial in a completely separate case in November.
In that case, he pleaded not guilty to several charges including felony assault.
On what would have been Jackie Wilde's 25th birthday, her family and friends gathered where she was found murdered Friday night.
They still have no answers as to what happened to her.
"I just don't understand how anyone could do this to her or why," Jackie's sister Jennifer Wilde said.
Her sister says Jackie was a trusting person, who saw the good in everyone.
"She was really hyper, had a lot of energy, always positive and always wanted to go do something all the time 24/7 and just always smiling," Jennifer said.
"Her favorite saying was Hakuna Matata, no worries and that's how she lived her life with no worries," Jackie's friend Matthew Mobley said.
The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in this investigation. Anyone with information or is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.
A mother has now been identified by police as the victim in a murder investigation.
24-year-old Jacquiline Wilde was found dead Tuesday afternoon near Astrozon and Hancock Expressway.
Her family says she went by Jackie. They are heartbroken, especially for her 5 year old daughter.
They want to know why someone would do something like this and they want them caught.
"She was a hands on person, unlike most girls especially her age. She had an issue, she'd fix her own car and put it back together. She did the tiling in the kitchen. She was gifted with her hands and gifted with her mind and someone took that away,” Jackie’s Uncle David Wilde said.
The family is left with so many questions. Jackie’s body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon near Sand Creek Trail.
"I talked to her on Monday. She just taught her daughter to roller-skate. She was so happy about that and she was going to bring her out to see me. But it didn't happen,” Jackie’s Grandmother Joyce Wilde said.
At the crime scene, police said her death was suspicious. Now they're investigating it as a homicide.
Jackie's family has a message for the killer.
"Come forward with what you did. You’re a coward. You're an absolute coward, to do this to somebody. Nobody deserves what happened. Nobody deserves that. She didn't deserve it.”
The family has set up a GoFundMe account for funeral expenses.
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