Crime

Update: Jenessa Rosenbach, Wanted for Online Date Murder Try, in Custody


Update: Jenessa Rosenbach has reportedly surrendered to authorities. She is suspected of assault and attempted murder of a 64-year-old man she encountered via an online date.

Continue for our previous coverage, followed at the bottom of this item by Rosenbach's booking photo.

Original post, 7:57 a.m. July 7: A few months back, Evans-based Jenessa Rosenbach posted the following on her Facebook page:

"Is every man on this planet on a fucking dating website! Losing hope there are good men out there. Is the man not being on dating websites really that big of a request lol. Can't you be a big boy and go out into the world to actually find a women and get the courage to ask her out. Doesn't take anything to type a couple words:("


Why does this observation stand out? Because members of the Loveland Police Department are currently looking for Rosenbach.

The reason: She's wanted for assault and attempted homicide in relation to an online date gone wrong.

To put it mildly, there's nothing on Rosenbach's Facebook page to suggest homicidal tendencies. Everything about it is utterly typical, including photos like this one....


...and this one:


As for the following pic, it's the most benign of all. The caption accompanying it notes, "Saw the cutest cat today [smiley face emoji]. My face says it all;)"


The report about Rosenbach  from the Loveland Police Department stands in stark contrast with these portraits.

At 2:27 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, according to the LPD, officers were dispatched to an address on the 1500 block of Caddoa Drive.

The area is captured in the following interactive graphic.

If you have problems seeing the image, click "View on Google Maps."


There, they encountered a 64-year-old man who said he'd been attacked by a twenty-year-old woman he'd met online.

The man had a laceration on his neck serious enough to require treatment at an area hospital.

That's all the information the department has shared to date — and it's certainly possible the incident was more complicated than this simple account implies. Online dates frequently are.

Update: As noted above, Rosenbach has surrendered to authorities and was subsequently booked into Larimer County jail. However, the Loveland Police Department is still encouraging anyone with information in the case to reach out. The person to contact is Detective Patrick Musselman at 970-962-2274.

Here's her booking photo.


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