Saguache County SO Investigates Homicide, Suspect Sought

12/06/2020—The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is investigating a murder in the town of Saguache occurring in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 6, 2020.

Deputies with the SCSO were called to a home in the 800 block of Gunnison Avenue just before 4:30 a.m. on a report of an injured Salida man in his 50’s who sustained what ultimately would become fatal injuries.

Law enforcement is searching for Donald Garcia (DOB: 07/31/1975) of Saguache for his alleged connection to the homicide. Garcia is considered armed and dangerous and should not be contacted. Please call 911 if seen.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has been requested to provide investigative and crime scene processing assistance.

The victim’s name is being withheld until family notifications have been made.

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and is ongoing; however, it appears isolated in nature.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office at 719-655-2544.

Garcia is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.