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The Latest: Homeless man arrested in Denver stabbing death

February 17, 2018

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a Denver woman. (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Police say they’ve arrested a homeless man suspected in the murder of a woman in a downtown Denver loft.

Denver Police said Saturday that 40-year-old Terry Dunford was being held in the killing of Jeanna Leslie. The substitute teacher’s body was found in her apartment overnight Tuesday after her ex-husband reported her missing.

Investigators say the 49-year-old victim had been stabbed multiple times and several knives with suspected blood on them were recovered from the crime scene.

A law enforcement affidavit says Dunford’s wallet and other belongings were found in Leslie’s apartment. Video surveillance showed the victim and suspect entering and leaving a liquor store together on Feb. 7.

11:30 a.m.

Police say they’re searching for a homeless man in the alleged murder of a woman in a downtown Denver loft.

The Denver Police asked for public assistance in locating 40-year-old Terry Lane Dunford, who is believed to reside in the city’s downtown area.

Dunford is wanted for first degree murder in the death of 49-year-old Jeanna Leslie, a substitute teacher whose body was found in her apartment early Wednesday. She’d been stabbed multiple times.

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