Crime

Nathan Bozonier, Mile High Murder No. 76: Antonio Rios, Adrian Ray Quintana and Lakiesha Vigil arrested for investigation of first degree murder in death of Thornton teen

In an update published just over six hours ago about the murder of sixteen-year-old Nathan Bozonier -- the item that concerned the discovery of an aluminum baseball bat covered with graffiti-like markings that may have been used in the crime -- Thornton Police Department spokesman Officer Matt Barnes insisted that there was no time-frame on charges or arrests.

"We want to progress as slowly and meticulously as possible, to make sure we've done a thorough investigation," he said.

Things change. The TPD has now taken into custody three people for investigation of first-degree murder: Antonio Rios, 19; Adrian Ray Quintana, 22; and Lakiesha Vigil, 20. The latest release also confirms something that's been long-suspected -- that the killing appears to be gang-related, even though there's no proof Bozonier was a gang member. Look below to see photos of Quintana and Vigil, as well as the latest from Barnes.

Nathan Bozonier Homicide -- Arrests

On 02-19-10, the Thornton Police Department made 3 arrests in connection with the Nathan Bozonier Homicide occurring on 02-15-10, in the 2000 Block of Dichter Court, Thornton, Colorado.

Arrested for investigation of 1st Degree Murder was:

Antonio Rios Date of Birth: 04-14-1990 1591 Poze Blvd. Thornton, CO. 80229

Adrian Ray Quintana Date of Birth: 09-23-1987 1591 E. 88th Avenue Thornton, CO. 80229

Lakiesha Vigil Date of Birth: 09-02-1989 12120 N. Colorado Blvd, Apt#D-104 Thornton, CO. 80241

The incident appears to be a gang altercation between two rival groups. There has been no confirmation that our victim was a gang member.

This case is still an active and on-going investigation.

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