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Melanie R Sturm

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: Unknown

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: Unknown


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 02/14/1985


Agency: Colorado Springs Police Department

City: Colorado Springs

Date of Birth: 04/16/1974


Date of Death: 02/14/1985

Agency Case #: 85-4771

Age: 11

Judicial District: 4th Judicial District

Gender: Female

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Unknown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Unknown

About this Case:

On February 14, 1985, 37 year old Cassandra Rundle and her two children, 12 year old Detrick Sturm and 10 year old Melanie Sturm were located in their residence brutally murdered. On February 14th, CSPD was called to the residence in the southwestern portion of Colorado Springs on a report of the possible homicide of Cassandra Rundle. Upon arrival officers also discovered her two children, Detrick and Melanie Sturm, murdered as well. The El Paso Coroner determined that Cassandra, Detrick, and Melanie died as a result of strangulation and that both Cassandra and Melanie had been sexually assaulted as well. ***If you have any information that would be of assistance in this investigation, please contact the Colorado Springs Police Department.

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Colorado Springs Police Department

Colorado Springs


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