Colorado Suspect Confesses to Murder, Police Find Victim’s Body A Day Later
After the call, officers made contact with the caller who was identified by the report as Jesus Mendoza-Prudente. When talking to Mendoza-Prudente, officers found that the homicide in question happened earlier in the morning.
Upon initial questioning, officers were not able to find out where the body of the victim was located.
Investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit followed up on leads and were able to locate the body of the 34-year-old female victim on Aug. 7.
Mendoza-Prudente is currently at the Aurora Detention Center and is being held on a First Degree Murder charge. The Adams County Coroner's Office has not yet released the identity of the victim. They will do so when they have positive identification and the next of kin is notified.
According to their monthly crime report for the month of June, Aurora police reported three homicides in Aurora in all three police districts in the city. They also saw an uptick in aggravated assault victims compared to 2020. There have been 335 major violent crimes already reported in 2021, compared to 348 in the entire year of 2020.