Crime

Coresa Breault's Profile Pics With Chris Winters Say "Love," Cops Say Murder


The collage above serves as the profile image for Coresa Breault's Facebook page.

It includes multiple pics of Breault and Christopher Winters, with whom she's said to have been in a relationship since 2012. Superimposed over one of the happiest looking shots is a single word: "Love."

Now, however, the photos, originally posted in 2013, stand in painful contrast to a tragic reality: Breault, 44, is a homicide victim, and Winters, also 44, has been charged with first-degree murder in her death.

Breault's Facebook timeline is private, but she shared dozens upon dozens of photos up until about June of last year. Included among them are portraits like this one, from 2011....



...and many pics of Winters, either posing with her, as in this shot....


...or on his own. In the following, for instance, Breault playfully circled a favorite of his tattoos:


As for this snap, taken on May 27, 2014, it's accompanied by a caption that reads, "My favorite picture from the weekend. Such a gorgeous man when he smiles!"


Winters's own Facebook page says that he graduated from Northglenn High School in 1989 and worked at a trailer repair company.

He last posted a photo on his personal page in July 2012, approximately two weeks before he changed his relationship status to name Breault, whose page reveals that she studied psychology at Front Range Community College.

Then came the events of May 26.

That was the day Breault was found dead at her home, 1769 Beeler Street in Aurora — an adorable pink house fronted by a white picket fence.

The area is captured in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View on Google Maps."


Thus far, the coroner looking into Breault's case has not publicly revealed her cause of death, and neither law-enforcers nor prosecutors have shed light on the circumstances that led up to her loss of life.

We only know that Winters was arrested later on the 26th and yesterday, he was formally advised of the charge against him: first-degree murder with deliberation.

Winters is next due in Adams County Court on August 14 for a preliminary hearing.

Look below to see Winters's booking photo. In the meantime, our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Coresa Breault.


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