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Suspected homicide of Arvada woman leaves questions

Wheat Ridge man initially arrested but not charged in crime

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Arvada resident Jennifer Myers, age 31 died March 30 of an apparent gunshot wound. No one has yet been charged with her death.

Myers was found in the bedroom of Randy Allan William, 64, at his Wheat Ridge home in the 10700 block of W. 46th Ave. at about 11:30 p.m. that day. No gun was found in proximity to the body, and William denied having a firearm in the residence according to police.

According to an arrest affidavit from the Wheat Ridge Police Department, William told them that he and Myers had met at an area bar. He told investigators that he didn’t know her name, but had taken her to his home where they had consensual sex. He then left for cigarettes, and returned to the residence where he found her conscious and bleeding, and called 911 at 11:21 p.m.

Police officers checked surveillance video from a next door house, and reports that video shows William’s truck leave the residence at 11 p.m., returning about 11:09 p.m. A few second later a loud bang is heard.

Police say the video shows a man, identifiable as Randy William walking from the rear of the house twice, at 11:11 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.. The second time, the investigating officer describes him as carrying two rifle cases in his hands before moving out of view.

Officers report finding one rifle along the southern fence line of William’s property.

Wheat Ridge police arrested William on the scene, on suspicion of murder and tampering with physical evidence. However, he was later released from custody as the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office declined to formally press charges against him last week, letting him out of custody.

The Jefferson County Coroner has confirmed Myers' identity, but said additional autopsy information would not be available until later this month.

A spokesperson for the district attorney’s office the investigation is ongoing. It is being handled by the Wheat Ridge Police Department.

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