COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police searched in Teller County for the body of Jepsy Kallungi, the Colorado Springs woman who was reported missing in April 2019.
Kallungi’s husband, 38-year-old Dane Kallungi, was arrested last month and charged with first-degree murder in connection with her disappearance.
Detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Homicide Unit and partner agencies searched an area in Teller County from Friday, July 2 until Sunday, July 4. Unfortunately, they did not find the victim’s body.
According to arrest papers, Dane Kallungi told his ex-wife he went out to a remote area in Teller County and buried Jepsy’s body after digging a grave for hours.
“So yeah, I drove to the, like, Florissant area… on back road, got lost on like four different back roads and then found one where I could, I just went down and found a spot, dug a hole as deep as I could,” Dane Kallungi allegedly said in a pretext phone call with his ex-wife on April 3.
“These types of searches typically span several days and we are not in a position to make a comment at this time as we are focused on finding answers for the victim’s family,” police said in a press release. “We fully understand our community’s interest in this case. Following the conclusion of the search, and after proper notifications are made to family members on potential progress, we will provide a prompt update.”
Detectives are still actively working on the investigation and are determined to find answers for Jepsy’s loved ones.