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Mother-of-two found dead a month after her home ransacked

  • Kimberlee Graves, 41, body was found in Lory State Park west of Fort Collins
  • She had been missing since early December
  • A concerned friend called police for a welfare check on December 8
  • Police went to the home but nobody when nobody answered the door, a friend entered the property two days later to find it ransacked
  • Detectives found Graves’ SUV abandoned in a parking garage on December 13
  • Graves was a mother-of-two and certified massage therapist

A mother-of-two from Colorado has been found dead after she vanished last month in suspicious circumstances.

A park ranger discovered the body of Kimberlee Graves, 41, in Lory State Park west of Fort Collins on Tuesday.

Her death has been ruled a homicide, but investigators have not said how she was killed. 

Kimberlee Graves (pictured with her children) had been missing since early December but her body was found in Lory State Park west of Fort Collins on Tuesday

A park ranger discovered the body of Kimberlee Graves, 41, (pictured) on Tuesday

A park ranger discovered the body of Kimberlee Graves, 41, (pictured) on Tuesday

Police discovered that her home was ransacked and her car had been abandoned in a parking garage. 

Authorities say Graves was last seen at her home the night of December 4. A few days later, on December 8, a friend was unable to get a hold of her and requested a welfare check.

When police arrived at her home no one answered and her car was also missing.

Two days later, her friend who was still concerned entered her home and called the cops to say Graves’ place had been ransacked.   

Graves was last seen on December 4. Four days later her friend called cops for a welfare check after her car was missing. The friend finally got into the home to find it had been ransacked

Graves was last seen on December 4. Four days later her friend called cops for a welfare check after her car was missing. The friend finally got into the home to find it had been ransacked

Detectives working on her disappearance eventually found her red RAV4 SUV abandoned in a parking garage three days later.

Fort Collins Police told CBS Denver the car had likely been driven by someone else following her disappearance.

Police have not said if they have identified any suspects.

‘At this point we need the community’s help figuring out what happened and finding justice for Kimberlee,’ said Kate Kimble, a spokeswoman for the Fort Collins Police Department. 

Graves' death has been ruled a homicide, but investigators have not said how she was killed

Graves’ death has been ruled a homicide, but investigators have not said how she was killed

At the time of her disappearance, a friend and neighbor for about eight years spoke to the media to say that he was concerned about the people Graves was associating with.  

‘Too friendly. People in her house all the time. She had a nice 2015 RAV4 and she would just let people drive it. Next thing I know it was side swiped, the window was broken out. I see someone keyed bad words into her door,’ said Cordova to KDVR. ‘I kind of got onto her about trusting people too much and now look.’ 

Anyone with information abougt the case is asked to contact Fort Collins Police at 970-416-2825 or email tipsline@fcgov.com.

 Anonymous tipsters, who may be eligible for a cash reward, can call Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or visit stopcriminals.org.



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