Crime

Harold Henthorn May Have Tried to Kill Wife Before Fatal Hike Marked With "X," Docs Say

UPDATE 2: Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock says that he now believes Harold Henthorn may have murdered his first wife. In 1995, Lynn Henthorn died from injuries supposedly sustained when a car fell on her while she was changing the tire.

Update 1: Last week, bond was rejected for Harold Henthorn, a Highlands Ranch man who's been formally charged with killing his wife, Dr. Toni Henthorn, by pushing her off Deer Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park; see our previous coverage below.

Now, two new documents in the case have been unsealed, and they suggest that Harold may have tried to eliminate Toni once before, in an "accident" of the sort that killed his first wife, as well as implying that the fateful hiking trip was meticulously planned, right down to a map marked with an "X" near where she died. Continue to see those documents, plus additional photos, a video and the troubling details.

See also: Photos: Casey Nocket, Accused Vandal, May Have Tagged Rocky Mountain National Park

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