In the early hours of New Year's Day in 2002, Denver police arrived at a home in Congress Park after dispatchers received a call about an attempted suicide. But when they arrived, the front door was locked, and the man, Kurt Sonnefeld, either wouldn't or couldn't open the front door.
Police eventually broke in through a window. They found Sonnefeld's 26-year-old wife, Nancy, slumped on a chair, a bullet in her head. She was still breathing, but she died shortly after. The gun lay on the floor, six feet away.
Eight years later, police say they're still hoping Kurt Sonnefeld's "conscious might get to him."
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Sonnefeld was promptly arrested and charged with the murder of his wife. But on the day before the trial, the charges were dropped, and he went free. Two years later, prosecutors refiled their charges -- but by that time, Sonnefeld was living in Argentina, in what he's dubbed an "exile." A former photographer for FEMA who shot video of recovery efforts after 9/11, Sonnefeld has become a favorite of 9/11 conspiracy theorists, and has even written a book espousing those theories himself.
But police and prosecutors maintain that Sonnefeld, now 47, is a fugitive, and nothing more. They released a statement this week asking for any information about him.
"He fled the country and we're looking for him again," police spokesman Sonny Jackson told the Latest Word. "He's still a suspect that we want in custody."