Two people arrested in connection to death of Clifton man missing since April

Posted at 7:49 AM, Dec 06, 2018

MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Two people have been arrested in the death of a 32-year-old man from Clifton who had been missing since the spring.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Rebecca Walker, 34, of Clifton, was taken into custody on Mesa Lakes Street in Clifton on Nov. 27 after a warrant was obtained for her arrest. She is facing charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Her arrest came as the result of an ongoing investigation into a missing person’s report for Kyle Free.

Free, 32, of Clifton, was reported missing in April. The documents related to this case, which contain details about his death, are sealed by the court.

At 12:41 p.m. Wednesday, investigators also arrested Timothy Zane Russman, 28, of Clifton, at 207 Plateau Drive in Collbran in connection to Free’s death.

Russman was arrested on charges of accessory to the crime of a first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Both Walker and Russman are being held at the Mesa County Detention Facility without a bond.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation is encouraged to contact Mesa County Sheriff’s Office investigators at the tip line 970-244-3526 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 970-241-STOP. 

This remains an ongoing active investigation.