FBI joins Grand County sheriff in hunt for suspects in theft from murder-suicide scene
December 23, 2011
The FBI has joined the multi-state manhunt for Jerod Morris Reeves, 29, and Kimberly Mae McCaffery, 35, who are suspected of stealing items from the father-son murder-suicide last week southwest of Kremmling.
Both suspects are from Craig, and the last known vehicle they were driving was found in Cheyenne, Wyo.
The phone number of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office is 970-725-3343.
Sheriff Rod Johnson said this morning that the FBI, his office and other investigators are following numerous leads. Through the suspects’ use of credit cards, photographs, and videos, law enforcement officers said they were able to identify Reeves and McCaffery.
Warrants for the arrest of the two have been issued and they were still at large Friday morning. They are each suspected of committing three felonies, according to Johnson: tampering with physical evidence, criminal possession of a financial device (credit cards), and first-degree criminal trespassing.
After the apparent murder-suicide involving William Ahrold, 62, and his son Jackson, 9, both of Denver, it was announced to the media on Wednesday there was an attempted robbery of William Ahrold’s Denver home. Law enforcement officials stated there is no apparent connection between the attempted robbery and this case.
In a phone interview Wednesday, Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock said that autopsies of the Ahrolds were finished and the bodies were to be returned to the family.
Bock, who assisted with the autopsies on Tuesday, stated that William Ahrold’s cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head. Jackson died from two gunshot wounds to his back, she said.
Johnson confirmed that the boy was autistic.
A Bureau of Land Management law enforcement officer found the bodies in a van on County Road 102 on Saturday, Dec. 17. They had been there for at least several days, according to authorities.
CR 102 is about 12 miles southwest of where the Trough Road leaves US Highway 9 south of Kremmling. The road dead ends about a half mile from the Trough Road.
Authorities say Reeves and McCaffery are suspected of breaking into the van after the deaths and stealing the gun used in the murder-suicide and credit cards, among other items.
The exact date of the deaths is not known.