Crime

Lea Porter disappearance: Chris Waide busted on suspicion of sex assault, murder

Update below: On Tuesday, the Westminster Police Department put out an alert for Lea Chali Porter, a nineteen-year-old from the Pueblo area who'd been reported missing five days earlier after a visit to north metro.

At this writing, Porter has not yet been found. However, Christopher Waide, a friend of Porter's who's been putting out social media calls for help finding her, has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and first-degree murder. Photos and details below.

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