5 years after mountain biker was murdered, loved ones still search for answers

EL PASO COUNTY — It has been 5 years since a beloved mountain biker in Southern Colorado, Tim Watkins, took off on his final journey ever.

The 61-year-old was discovered lifeless on September 17, 2017 simply off the Limbaugh Path close to Mount Herman Highway. In accordance with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Workplace (EPSO), Watkins post-mortem revealed he had been “shot a minimum of one time”.

“I by no means anticipated that it might draw out to 5 years and past, with out decision. It is heartbreaking,” says Ginger Chase-Watkins, Watkins’ widow.

Watkins’ household pal, Vickey Meeker, says a lot of his family members are nonetheless attempting to understand the truth that there are not any solutions relating to what occurred to their expensive pal.

“Yearly right now it is simply… It stirs the feelings and the ideas of… We might wish to see some decision.”

On Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Ginger together with different family and friends are internet hosting a Journey and Stroll in Watkins’ honor, and encourage neighborhood members to attend. They may collect subsequent to the memorial devoted to Watkins outdoors of the Palmer Lake Library and head to the Santa Fe Path. The memorial will finish on the TapRoom, 252 Entrance Road in Monument.

Regulation enforcement continues urging the neighborhood to come back ahead with info that may result in an arrest in Watkins’ homicide.

Beforehand, EPSO offered this map of the Mount Herman space the place Watkins’ physique was discovered.

Map of Mount Herman, provided by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office

In case you have info relating to Watkins’ demise, contact the Sheriff’s Workplace tip line at 719-520-6666 or contact Detective Nick Brklich at 719-520-7229.

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