Victim named in Breckenridge restaurant murder
December 31, 2007
BRECKENRIDGE ” A 35-year-old man died following an incident at a Breckenridge restaurant and bar early Monday morning, and police are investigating it as a homicide, according to Kim Green of the Breckenridge Police Department.
Thomas Guidry, of Breckenridge, was pronounced dead at 2:09 a.m. at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, and as of Monday afternoon, the cause of death was unknown, officials said. He is scheduled for an autopsy in Jefferson County Wednesday, said Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson.
“We have to look at all possibilities,” she said, adding that this is a complicated case and there was nothing obvious.
Police are still searching for the suspect who was captured on surveillance video, Green said. Throughout the day, four agents from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation collaborated with the Breckenridge Police Department to process the crime scene in the foyer of Salt Creek Steakhouse, she said.
“We’re trying to get more witnesses and patrons in here to look at video,” Green said. “Until we get some cooperation, we won’t have much more information.”
If the case turns out to be a homicide, it is the first in Breckenridge in about five years. The last murder was Halloween night 2002, when Cody Wieland was fatally assaulted on Main Street.
According to the press release by Breckenridge police:
– At 1:18 a.m. Monday, Breckenridge Police Department was dispatched to the Salt Creek Steakhouse, at 110 Lincoln Avenue, on the report of a disturbance.
– Upon arrival, officers found bystanders performing CPR on a 35-year-old male. A medical response was requested from the Red, White and Blue Fire Department and Summit County Ambulance.
– The subject was transported to the hospital by Summit County Ambulance where he was pronounced dead.
– Agents from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation responded from Denver to assist with the investigation and processing the crime scene.
– Fourteen patrons and employees of the Salt Creek Steakhouse were transported to the Breckenridge Police Department where they were interviewed.
– The Breckenridge Police Department is attempting to locate additional witnesses and two individuals who may have been involved in an altercation with the victim inside the Salt Creek Steakhouse.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Susan Quesada at (970) 547-3137, or if you have information to report about this incident or any other crime, and want to remain anonymous, contact Summit County Crime Stoppers at (866) 453-STOP.