Flowers adorn the grave in Greeley of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews, who was abducted on Dec. 20, 1984. (Carol McKinley, Special to The Colorado Sun)

After haunting Colorado for three decades, there is new hope in the Jonelle Matthews case

Life changed for a generation of Colorado kids — and law enforcement — when Jonelle Matthews disappeared in 1984. Now police have a person of interest.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Fort Collins police defend investigation in fatal shooting case, despite errors noted by prosecutors

Evidence problems stopped Finnegan Daly's family from securing a tougher sentence in the Colorado State University student's death

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Nearly 600 uncounted 2019 ballots have been found in a western Colorado county

The missing ballots would not have changed the results of any of the 2019 elections, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters said