breaking news: Boulder cops solve 1994 Gene Cox Murder; David Trujillo jailed $500k bond
Boulder police arrest suspect in 1994 homicide
Boulder police have returned from Grand Junction this afternoon after arresting David John Trujillo in connection with the 1994 homicide of David Eugene “Gene” Cox. Trujillo will be charged with second-degree murder and has been booked into the Boulder County Jail with bail set at $500,000.
Trujillo, date of birth Aug. 19, 1967, was arrested at his home in Grand Junction this morning, with the assistance of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.
Cox was found dead in his home in the 4500 block of 19th Street on Jan. 4, 1994. He was 55 at the time of his death. The autopsy report determined that Cox died of massive head injuries due to blunt force trauma.
The Boulder Police Department re-opened this cold homicide investigation in 2004, and Trujillo’s arrest is the culmination of this six-year investigation.
Investigators presented their case to the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office in February.
“This is a great example of the cooperation between police and prosecutors in our city,” said Police Chief Mark Beckner. “The District Attorney’s Office has been very supportive and helpful in moving this 16-year-old case forward. We are also very proud of the tenacity of the detectives who have worked on this investigation. Soon, we hope to have justice for Gene Cox.”
District Attorney Stan Garnett issued the following statement: “It’s very satisfying to be able to work with an excellent police department like the Boulder Police, and it is due to the hard work of their detectives that charges are able to be filed in this case.”