Crime

Cimmeron Johns double-murder/suicide: Details of abuse, SWAT team raid, tragedy

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At approximately 10 p.m. on February 6, according to the Weld County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a report about a husband, Cimmeron, chasing his wife and her mother, Pachello. The women were in a gold colored SUV, while Cimmeron was in a dark-colored car.

The last known location of Pachello (the WCSO lists her first name as "Sherri," but her Facebook page spells it "Sheri") was in Frederick, the community where Cimmeron lived. His house, located at 6294 Clayton Street, can be seen in the following interactive graphic; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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Law enforcers canvassing the area soon found a crash site, as well as a vehicle that matched the description of the one said to have been following Alisha and her mom: a 1992 Mercedes.

The car wasn't owned by Cimmeron. As noted by the Denver Post, it belonged to a friend of his, Rosann O'Donnell.

Witnesses had seen the SUV, a 1991 Ford Explorer, and the Mercedes speeding away from Cimmeron's house. Given that the Mercedes had been found in a snowy field, investigators assumed the SUV was under Cimmeron's control.

But the women were nowhere to be found, and that was alarming, given that late last month, Alisha had contacted authorities to reveal that Cimmeron had been abusing her.

Continue for more about the double-murder/suicide, including additional photos and a video.

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