Investigation continues this week into Coal Creek Canyon triple murder

Posted at 11:05 AM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 13:05:00-04

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – The investigation into the murders of three people at a home in Coal Creek Canyon over the weekend is ongoing Monday as authorities try and figure out why the three people were killed.

The three people – 54-year-old Wallace White and 56-year-old Kelly Sloat-White, both of Golden, and 39-year-old Emory Fraker, of Broomfield – all were found dead Saturday morning in a home in the 800 block of Divide View Drive.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office says all three bodies showed signs of having traumatic injuries and has ruled out murder-suicide in the case. The sheriff's office said Saturday that it believes the three were specifically targeted and that there isn’t believed to be a threat to the public.

“Additional information about why investigators believe the residence was specifically targeted and other specific investigative information cannot be provided at this time,” the sheriff’s office said.

The crime scene was discovered early Saturday when a friend of the White family called deputies to perform a welfare check, and saw two bodies inside the home.

But deputies said there was evidence of drug activity near the bodies, so hazmat teams were called in and searched the home for much of Saturday, eventually finding no chemicals or hazardous materials inside.

But when investigators finally searched the home, they found the third body.

Neighbors of the home, which sits about 100 feet back from the road in a wooded area, said the Whites kept mostly to themselves and had large, friendly dogs that roamed the neighborhood.

Boulder County authorities said late Sunday that its deputies would continue the investigation this week, that it would likely be “lengthy” and that “not much, if any” information would be released “to maintain [the investigation’s] integrity.”

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who has information on the case to call its tip line at 303-441-3674 or by emailing the office here.

People can also submit anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS.

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