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Arrests made in Homicide at the Clarion Hotel
Monday, April 08, 2013

Press Release 1304-006

Thursday, April 5, 2013, 11:45 AM [RELEASE AT WILL]

On Friday, March 15, 2013, a guest, later identified as Mr. James Klinger, was found deceased at the Clarion Hotel located at 314 W. Bijou Street.  The Coroner’s Office ruled the death a homicide from a gunshot wound.

Arrest warrants have been obtained for three individuals believed to be responsible for the death of Mr. Klinger. 

Swayde Monroe Jones, 35, Delta Colorado resident

Michael David Brown, 27, Delta, Colorado resident

Christopher Ryan Dickerson, 26, Montrose, Colorado resident

All three are in custody and charged with Murder in the 1st Degree.  Police are not seeking any additional subjects at this time. 

Due to the needs of this on-going investigation, photos will NOT be released at this time.

If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.


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