Arrest made in 1985 Douglas County cold case

Crime

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (KDVR) — Douglas County investigators have made an arrest made in the 1985 homicide of Roger Dean.

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock and District Attorney John Kellner announced they arrested 64-year-old Michael Jefferson, who lived in Colorado during the time of Dean’s death.

Spurlock was the lead investigator for this case at the time, and worked a subsequent case in 1990 involving an extortion attempt of Dean’s family.

Jefferson was extradited to Colorado from Los Angeles on April 6. He faces charges of murder in the first degree after deliberation, and kidnapping. His status conference is scheduled for April 14.

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