FREDERICK, Colo. — The Frederick Police Department said Saturday that officers performing a welfare check at a home in the 7100 block of Shavano Circle found the body of Emily Butler, 35. She was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound.
Frederick Police said that Emily’s husband, Kevin Butler, 50, was not at the home when they arrived and he is considered a person of interest but do not believe he is a threat to the public.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Weld County Dispatch at 720-652-4222.
A murder investigation is underway after the suspicious death of a person investigating the case of Michelle O’Connell has been ruled a homicide, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
Ellie Marie Washtock, 38, of St. Augustine, died on Jan. 31 from a gunshot wound to the head at a Laterra Condominiums residence in World Golf Village, deputies said. The death was ruled a homicide on Friday by the medical examiner, the sheriff’s office said.
Washtock, who at different times had identified as both male and female, was found by his 15-year-old son, deputies said.
Deputies said Washtock was a private citizen investigating the controversial St. Johns County shooting death of Michelle O’Connell in 2010.
“I think it’s somebody involved with Michelle’s case that was involved with killing Ellie,” Michelle’s mother Patti told First Coast News on Monday.
Michelle O’Connell had been in the process of breaking up with her boyfriend, Jeremy Banks, a St.