According to the Aurora Police Department, teamwork helped ensnare a man accused of a murder that took place the better part of a year ago.
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Last November, Angela Ball, 33, was found dead at the Winsor Court Apartments, 10990 East 16th Avenue. Breaks in the case were rare until last Wednesday, when Norman Williams, 34, was taken into custody by officers in Delhi, Louisiana. Among the agencies contributing to the arrest were the APD, the United States Marshal's Office and the Colorado Fugitive Location and Apprehension Group. Williams has been charged with first-degree murder.
A just-issued press release and one from last November are on view below.
AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT
DATE: August 4, 2009
NATURE: Murder Suspect in Custody, Awaiting Extradition to Colorado
Aurora, Colorado - Aurora Police are announcing the arrest of Norman Demane Williams, DOB: 12/27/1974, in connection with the death of 33-year-old Angela Ball of Aurora who was found deceased on November 24, 2008.
Williams is being held without bond by Louisiana authorities for 1st Degree Murder and awaiting extradition to Colorado.
The United States Marshal's Office and the Colorado Fugitive Location and Apprehension and Group (FLAG) were instrumental in locating Williams.
On July 28, 2009, Williams was taken into custody in Delhi, Louisiana by the U.S. Marshal's Office.
During the course of this investigation, Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide detectives traveled to Louisiana to conduct additional investigation.
A photo of Williams (courtesy of the Richland Parish Detention Center, LA) has been sent along with this news release.
Information Previously Released on November 25, 2008
On the afternoon of Monday, November 24, 2008, Aurora Police received a request to check on the welfare of a woman living in the Winsor Court Apartments located at 10990 East 16th Avenue. Patrol officers went to the woman's apartment shortly after noon and discovered a deceased woman inside.
Major Crimes Unit detectives and Crime Scene Investigation Unit (CSI) personnel responded to the scene. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence. As detectives began stepping through the investigative process, they saw evidence to indicate that the woman had been murdered. Detectives do not believe that the woman's death was an accident or a result of a serious medical condition.
Detectives learned during the course of the investigation that the woman's family and friends had not heard from her for several days and became concerned. A call was made to police who then went to the apartment and found the victim inside.
The woman, who appeared to be in her 30's, has not been identified at this time. Her identity is expected to be released some time after an autopsy is performed.
This investigation is being conducted in conjunction with the Adams County Coroner's Office.
Aurora Police are requesting that anyone with information about this case contact MCU Detective Tom Wilson at (303) 739-6711.