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George Lindeboom homicide: Latest on arrests of Brighton's Evan Lawlor & Ryker Schlitt (48)

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George Lindeboom, 67, was the first victim of a homicide in Brighton since 2008, and there have already been two arrests in the case: Evan Lawlor and Ryker Schlitt.

But even though the crime took place last week, Brighton Police Department spokesman John Bradley says no mug shots of the suspects have been released to date "because of possible impact to the investigation," which is ongoing.

Look below to read all the information released to date by the BPD, as well as an interactive graphic showing the area near the scene of the crime; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."

Brighton Police Department release, January 13:

Police investigating homicide

Brighton police are investigating the homicide of a Brighton resident whose body was discovered by a concerned neighbor.

Police were dispatched to 625 S. Miller Avenue, in Brighton, at about 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12. On scene, they discovered the body of a 67-year-old Brighton man. A post-mortem investigation conducted earlier today indicated the man was the victim of a homicide. Agents from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are assisting in the investigation. The victim's identity is not being released at this time, pending notification of relatives.

This is the first homicide reported in the city of Brighton since November 2008. At this time, police have found no indications that the homicide was a random act.

Brighton Police Department release, January 14:

Police make arrests in homicide

Brighton police have arrested two men suspected in the killing of 67-year-old George Lindeboom, of Brighton.

Acting upon information obtained as they worked through the night, Brighton detectives determined the two men were inside a residence located at 383 South 27th Ave., in Brighton. At approximately 6:10 a.m., Brighton officers and Adams County SWAT team members entered the house and arrested the two males without incident.

25 year-old Evan Michael Lawlor and 18-year-old Ryker Jacob Schlitt, both of Brighton, are being held on charges of Murder in the First Degree. Although accused in the crime, both men are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Brighton police were assisted in the investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

The case against the two men is expected to be presented to the Adams County District Attorney's office next week.


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