Body found in Douglas County forest in 1993 identified as Colorado Springs woman


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A body found on Forest Service land north of Colorado Springs in 1993 has been identified as a 20-year-old Colorado Springs woman, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

DNA evidence led investigators to identify the woman as Rebecca Ann “Becky” Redecker. Investigators said Redecker lived in Colorado Springs in the early 1990s. She attended Manitou High School from 1985 to 1988, and Coronado High School in 1989, according to investigators.

The sheriff’s office said the woman’s body was found at a makeshift campsite on Forest Service land near Rainbow Falls, between Woodland Park and Deckers, on June 15, 1993. Investigators determined the remains belonged to a 20-year-old woman, but weren’t able to identify her until now.

Courtesy of Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

The sheriff’s office said they looked at the case several times over the years to see if any new investigative tools could help them identify the remains. In July of this year, a cold case detective received information that led to the identification of her remains.

The cause of Redecker’s death is still undetermined. Investigators said her body had been at the campsite for no more than three days when she was found.

Becky is survived by her mother and brother. The family has moved away but is cooperating with the investigation.

Anyone with information that may help the case is asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and speak with Detective Mark O’Harold at, (303) 784-7815.

Metro Crime Stoppers has upped the reward to $10,000 for any information that will lead to an arrest. Detectives said if you knew Becky or saw or talked with her in the summer of 1993 they want to hear from you.


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