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2nd Update to Death Investigation at Hill Park

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 6:45 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]



The El Paso County Coroner’s Office has completed the autopsy on the 5 year old victim of the fire at the Hill Park Apartments, located at 4320 E. Pikes Peak Avenue.  The cause of death was determined to be from drowning which will make this our 29th Homicide for 2013. 


The victim has been identified as 5 year old Jude Murray-Gomez.


The victim’s mother, 42 year old Shannon Dodson has been arrested for Murder in the first degree.


The case continues to be investigated by the CSPD Violent Crimes Unit in conjunction with the District Attorney’s Office. Any additional charges will be added after further review of the investigation.


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.


NOTE TO MEDIA: All updates will ONLY come from the Public Affairs Unit when available.